Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ceramic Photos - 1918 & 1919

These are all from 1918 and 1919. Some of the appear to be drawings, but I could be wrong.
Located at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac, Kansas.


Antone Sesso
1869 - 1918

Rosie Kerar
Oct 28, 1903
Dec 25, 1918

Frank Lipoglav
Sept 17, 1907 - June 15, 1918


John Demark
Mar 3, 1876 - July 24, 1919

Ojciec Maciej Berbus
1873 - 1919

Marie Kalusha
Oct 20, 1891 - Apr 26, 1919

Antonia Konec
Rojena (Born)
14 Dec 1891
Vmrla (Died)
14 Dec 1919

Note: I believe this one is written in Slovenian.


  1. I wonder how they created those images. Apparently ceramic pictures have been around since the mid-19th century.

  2. @bellesouth that's a good question. I will do a bit if research and let you know.

  3. I have an answer for you. The first photograph printed on ceramic was in 1854 by Lafon de Camarsac in France. By 1868 he was producing and selling portraits on porcelain. Info is from "Ceramics and print" By Paul Scott.

  4. I love these ceramic photos! I wonder if they were expensive it their day?

  5. @Annette that's a good question too. The are not cheap now. Ranging from $100 to $600.

  6. Here is a post I did on the subject a while back.

    Thanks for the new resource, Tammi.

  7. I would love to have my photograph taken in vintage clothing, with a vintage hairdo - and have that image put on a ceramic oval on my gravestone. Just to mess with the cemetery walkers' heads after I'm gone. Heh!

  8. @Marcheline - I have found one where someone did that. You can see it in this post .