Shirley’s Dearly Departed

I want to share a cabinet card with you.  It isn’t mine.  My pal, Shirley, carries this one around as a prop when in costume.  You all know it is the props and accessories that make a dress look like an outfit.  Part of Shirley’s “story” is that this is a “dearly departed”.Arlene's 1I found a reference for Bigelow in Dowagiac that says his full name was Bigelow, Hervey S. and he worked in that town from 1883-1902.  Since the card has scalloped edges, it would be from the 1890’s to 1902 (when he stopped working in that town).

There is some writing on the back.

Arlene's 2

I think the name is Mrs. J. E. De Grow.  The rest could be an address?  Directions?


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