Death Notice- Alfred Roman

3/30/20 

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Death Notice- Alfred Roman

 

O2012.003.011

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Date

September 20, 1892
 
 

People

Alfred Roman, Deceased
 
 

Geography

New Orleans, Louisiana
 
 

Material/ Technique

Paper
Ink
 
 

Dimensions

20.3 x 12.4 cm
 
 

Credit

The Collection of Oak Alley Foundation

 

Marks

None
 
 

Location

Storage
 
 

Description

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: 
 
Roman. | Died Tuesday morning, September 20th, 1892, at 4:30 o’clock, aged 68 years. | Alfred Roman, Son of the late Gov. A.B. Roman and of Miss Aimée Parent, a native of New Orleans. | The friends and acquaintances of the Roman, Rhett, Valcour Aime, Lavillebeuvre and Dufour families are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will take place TO-MORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING, at half-past four o’clock, from his late residence, 92 Esplanade Street, near Bourbon. | New Orleans, September 20, 1892. | John Bonnot, 45 St. Ann Street. 
 
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 the deceased surname in a large serif typeface. Holes can be found at the four corners suggesting that it was once pinned up. Near the holes are rust stains and a crease runs vertically down the center.