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Pallbearer Girls

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On this picture eight girls, dressed in white, are carrying a white coffin. It appears to have been a beautiful, sunny day during late summer (judging by the stacks of hay in the field). The faces of the young women are stern and grieving — it is clear that the burden is heavy to carry, both physically and emotionally. The rest of the funeral guests are standing on the background, watching. Women are rarely seen as pallbearers. It is customary that this…

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