Saturday, December 1, 2012

Grandma's Celluloid Memorial Plaques

As I've been cleaning out storage areas at my father's house, I've discovered some great treasures. I recently found the four items pictured here that I'd never seen before. With a little research online, I found that these items are called Celluloid Memorial Plaques and were sold in the early 1900s. One of them is stamped R. B. Schiefner.
My paternal grandfather, John Ludwig Margheim (1900-1978)
Wedding portrait of my paternal grandparents John Ludwig and Amalia (Koleber) Margheim, Nov. 21, 1920
Memorial tin plaque showing my paternal grandmother Amalia "Molly" (Koleber) Margheim with her infant son Alfred (1923-1933). 
Memorial plaque showing my granduncle Daniel Koleber (1898-1916)


Judith Richards Shubert said...

These are wonderful, Becky! They are beautiful examples of this kind of plaque. Thanks for the post.

Michael said...

I have two like the last one of yours shown. However the photos have broken loose and while one has remained flat the other curled. Do you have any idea how to preserve and/or repair them. They certainly are unusual even though the color on mine has faded greatly.