Death Notice- Jean Ursin de LaVillebeuvre
April 10, 1881
Jean Ursin de La Villebeuvre, deceased
New Orleans, Louisiana
18.4 x 12.1 cm
The Collection of Oak Alley Foundation
The announcement described here was a printed display that was meant to be posted in various locations. Very simple and direct in its motives, the document reads:
Décédé Samedi 9 Avril 1881 à 6 heures P.M. Jean Ursin de La Villebeuvre, à l’âge de 79 ans. | Les parents et amis des familles de La Villebeuvre, Trepagnier, Forstall, Roman, Sam. J. Peters, Benjamin Toledano, F. Choppin, A.P, Gray et Oscar Dupeire, sont priés d’assister à son enterrement qui aura lieu cette après midi Dimanche à 5 heures P.M. | Le convoy partira de sa residence No. 74 rue Dumaine entre Royale et Bourbon. | Nouvelle- Orleans, ce 10 Avril, 1881. | A vendre par J, Bonnot, 50 & 51 rue Ste-Anne.
Deceased Saturday, April 9, 1881 at 6 o'clock P.M. Jean Ursin de La Villebeuvre, at the age of 79 years. | Parents and friends of the families of La Villebeuvre, Trepagnier, Forstall, Roman, Sam J. Peters, Benjamin Toledano, F. Choppin, AP, Gray and Oscar Dupeire, are invited to attend his funeral which will take place this afternoon Sunday at 5 pm PM | The convoy will leave his residence No. 74 rue Dumaine between Royale and Bourbon. | New Orleans, this 10th of April, 1881. | For sale by J, Bonnot, 50 & 51 rue Ste-Anne.
The notice is simple in construction with minimal design. Black text adorns a tan background which is framed by a black border. The top, center hosts a pen and ink drawing of a woman mourning before an unknown tomb. The text hosts several different typefaces with filigree work behind the word, Décédé. A large, mended tear runs horizontally across the entirety of the document. Several holes and creases can be seen sporadically throughout.