A Grave Interest

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An overview of the Victorian fascination with death and dying.

Presented at Symposium 2019 by Jay Lyon

From hair wreaths to death portraits to casual weekend brunches on grandma’s grave, the Victorians had a unique relationship with death and dying. Join Jamie Lyon for an hour long trip into this unusual relationship. The presentation will look at unwrapping parties, hair art, death portraits, and more.


Jay Lyon is a hobbyist dabbling in Victoriana, and has had a unique interest in death since childhood, and the occult since high school. She enjoys reading books and watching documentaries on the subject, and bothering the people in her life with random odd facts on the topic. She hopes to start collecting memento mori once she has a little more room in her house.

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