Michaelmas Daisy in Marble Urn, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, New Orleans
Blue Michaelmas daisy in a marble urn in found still life photograph at Layfette Cemetery in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. Symbolic of departure and journey, the blue Michaelmas daisy is presented alone in an aging and stained white marble urn. A single strand of gold Mardi Gras beads, wishing the departed joy in the afterlife, is draped over the flower, a common gesture in New Orleans cemeteries. The name of Steib on the urn probably indicates that the departed was a member of the German populations of New Orleans.