Houston, Tx.

Arrived home last night from our research trip to Houston, where we gorged ourselves on art and Tex-Mex, and spent a terrific morning at the National Museum of Funeral History with museum President Genevieve Keeney and Historian Shelley Hess.  They were incredibly generous with information and resources, and we hope to see them again later in the year.  A beautiful artifact they shared with us was this child-sized pair of burial shoes.

A child-sized pair of satin burial shoes, trimmed with braid, ribbon, and paste buckles.  National Museum of Funeral History.  photo markmitchellburial 2013