Rosealie Raymond White, January 27, 1882 – September 5, 1882. Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.
A death mask.
A death mask is a plaster cast created on the deceased face after the person has passed. The cast will make an image for a headstone and other mementos. Headstones created from a cast are exceedingly rare now.
Rosealie is carved as to be lying in a bassinet.
It’s not uncommon to find children’s toys placed around the family headstones. There are two other White children buried here.
Fresh floral arrangements are almost always in the bassinet.