Details: This poster is of Uncle Joe's Funeral, by Sarah Jenkins. It shows a funeral procession into the cemetary. Included in the mourners is a band, playing instruments including the trumpet, trombone and drums. In the background is a church.
A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead. In New Orleans, Louisiana, a typical jazz funeral begins with a march by the family, friends, and a jazz band from the home, funeral home or church to the cemetery. Throughout the march, the band plays very somber dirges. Sarah Jenkins is an African American artist and painter.