Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress

A ceremony (UK: , US: ) is a unified ritualistic event with a purpose, usually consisting of a number of artistic components, performed on a special occasion.

The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

Ceremony Media

1,296 media by topicpage 1 of 13
[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... More

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shelter with bundles of bones, friends and relatives of the dead, and lodge in background, New France (Canada)]

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shel...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 110 recto.

[A betrothal ceremony]

[A betrothal ceremony]

Print shows an interior scene with a man entering on the right outside a room with several women; on the left shows a similarly dressed man addressing a woman behind a screen.

The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the Kings son in Tongataboo [i.e. Tongatabu] / Webber del. ; Angus sc.
Contemplez l'ouvrage de pouvoir arbitraire / Le Barbier l'aîné inv. del. ; Patas sculp.

Contemplez l'ouvrage de pouvoir arbitraire / Le Barbier l'aîné inv. de...

Print shows an imaginary scene depicting the funeral of Joseph Warren. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ... / par M. Hilliard d'Auberteuil .... Bruxelles : ... More

[Tea ceremony]

[Tea ceremony]

Drawing shows three persons during a tea ceremony sitting between two large paper lanterns. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Librar... More

[Demon with sword in his mouth upsets tea ceremony]

[Demon with sword in his mouth upsets tea ceremony]

Print shows a man or demon, holding sword in his mouth, struggling with two women at a tea party beneath a tree. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noy... More

[Religious ceremony with rooster]

[Religious ceremony with rooster]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Nine humorous vignettes of a woman looking at her reflection in two mirrors, crowded stagecoach being loaded, insolvent man refusing to get out of bed, man walking on ceiling, John Bull and the Yankee barber, woman having portrait painted, town man mocking clothes of a country man, men greeting each other in storm, and fainting bride at Afro-American marriage ceremony]

[Nine humorous vignettes of a woman looking at her reflection in two m...

Illus. in: Scraps / David Claypoole Johston. Boston : [s.n.], [1828?]-1849, pl. 1 in 1830 issue.

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at the ceremony of opening by their Majesties

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at ...

Print shows balloon possibly piloted by British balloonist Charles Green ascending over New London Bridge on the occasion of its opening, August 31, 1831, witnessed by William IV, King of Great Britain. (Source... More

Austellung der Leiches Raphaels / Thiel.

Austellung der Leiches Raphaels / Thiel.

Raphael lying in state, with mourners gathered around his open coffin. Reproduction of painting by Thiel. Blind stamp: M. Radermacher, Maler, photograph, Desseldorf.

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 457. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... More

Exhuming the remains of President Monroe in the Second Street Cemetery, NYC [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

Exhuming the remains of President Monroe in the Second Street Cemetery...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 456. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... More

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]

Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monr...

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 2, (1858 July 17), p. 457. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Monroe, James Graves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr. (3); Cemeteries;... More

Broadway, near Bowling Green

Broadway, near Bowling Green

Stereograph shows bunting on buildings along Broadway for President Lincoln's funeral procession, New York City, N.Y.

The tomb of the president - Funeral service at Springfield, Illinois

The tomb of the president - Funeral service at Springfield, Illinois

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Wood engraving after sketch by Thomas Hogan. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 20, no. 504 (1865 May 27), p. 156.

Pogrebal'nye obychai Sredneaziiattsev. Tadzhikskie pokhorony

Pogrebal'nye obychai Sredneaziiattsev. Tadzhikskie pokhorony

Photograph shows a funeral procession. Title from item. Illus. in: Turkestanskīĭ alʹbom, chastʹ ėtnograficheskai︠a︡..., 1871-1872, part 2, vol. 1, pl. 75.

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April 14th, 1865, during the ceremony of raising the old flag

Interior of Fort Sumpter (i.e. Sumter), Charleston Harbor, S.C., April...

Stereograph showing spectators at the flag raising ceremony in Fort Sumter on the occasion of the anniversary of Major General Anderson's surrender four years earlier. No. 3143. Part of series: The War for the ... More

President Lincoln's funeral--servic[es in t]he White House, April 19, 1865

President Lincoln's funeral--servic[es in t]he White House, April 19, ...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1865 May 6, p. 280-281.

Pogrebal'nye obychai Sredneaziiattsev. Indieiskie pokhorony

Pogrebal'nye obychai Sredneaziiattsev. Indieiskie pokhorony

Photograph shows three men laying wood on top of a body lying on a wooden bier. Title from item. Illus. in: Turkestanskīĭ alʹbom, chastʹ ėtnograficheskai︠a︡..., 1871-1872, part 2, vol. 1, pl. 75.

Charleston, S.C. April 14, 1865. Flag-raising ceremony, with Brevet Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson and Henry Ward Beecher present

Charleston, S.C. April 14, 1865. Flag-raising ceremony, with Brevet Ma...

Photograph shows crowd at ceremony inside Fort Sumter watching the flag being raised. Title from item.

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934).

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Naham Bialik (1873-1934).

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Bialek's funeral in Tel Aviv

Photo shows funeral of poet Hayyim Naham Bialik (1873-1934).

[Dominican Republic, 1871]: Superestitious burial ceremony in the Capilla del Rosario - a remnant of the city of Nueva Isabella, opposite Santo Domingo City

[Dominican Republic, 1871]: Superestitious burial ceremony in the Capi...

Burial in ossuary. Photo reproduction of watercolor. Watercolor by James E. Taylor. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Churches; Death Burial; Forts; Geogr.

The Wedding at the White House. The ceremony in the East Room--Rev. Dr. Tiffany declaring Mr. A.C.F. Sartoris and Miss Nellie Grant husband and wife / sketched by our special artist, Mr. Harry Ogden.

The Wedding at the White House. The ceremony in the East Room--Rev. Dr...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1874 June 6, cover, p. 193.

Kansas--burial at Fort Leavenworth, August 4th, of the remains of the officers of the Seventh United States Cavalry, killed with General Custer by Sitting Bull, at the Battle of Little Big Horn, June 25th, 1876 / from a sketch by J. Howell.

Kansas--burial at Fort Leavenworth, August 4th, of the remains of the ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1877, Sept. 8, title page.

[The water-carrying soldiers of the Selamlık ceremony]

[The water-carrying soldiers of the Selamlık ceremony]

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 8. In album: Fire Brigade personnel and equipment, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection (Library o... More

New York City - funeral of the late Marshall O. Roberts, in Calvary P.E. Church, Fourth Avenue, September 14th

New York City - funeral of the late Marshall O. Roberts, in Calvary P....

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1880 October 2), p. 69. Reference copy may be in LOT 4445 C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Death Funerals;... More

[The opening ceremony of the Vezne Kapısı (Treasury Gate) in the  Imperial Topkapı Sarayı (palace)]

[The opening ceremony of the Vezne Kapısı (Treasury Gate) in the Impe...

Photograph possibly by Abdullah Frères. Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 39. In album: Topkapı Sarayı, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Co... More

[The launching ceremony of the Lutf-i Hümayun and Şahin-i Derya]

[The launching ceremony of the Lutf-i Hümayun and Şahin-i Derya]

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 4. In album: Ships, naval schools and the Naval Fire Brigade, Istanbul and environs, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid ... More

[The uniforms of the Fire Brigade soldiers of the Selamlık ceremony]

[The uniforms of the Fire Brigade soldiers of the Selamlık ceremony]

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 9. In album: Fire Brigade personnel and equipment, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection (Library o... More

Funeral of a little waif, Paris

Funeral of a little waif, Paris

(DLC/PP-1934:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Harper's weekly, 27:184 (March 24, 1883).

Funeral Car

Funeral Car

Horse-drawn wagon with coffin, City of Mexico. In album. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data.

[Two illustrations, one depicting couple lounging in front of fire place, another depicting Native Americans dancing or performing a ceremony and carrying weapons, one drinks from a bottle]

[Two illustrations, one depicting couple lounging in front of fire pla...

Caption for illus. at lower right reads: Social life in the occident. A western house-warming. Illus. in: Puck, 1886 Sept. 29, p. 69.

[Horse-drawn catafalque, Civil War veterans in parade, and spectators at funeral of Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. NYC]

[Horse-drawn catafalque, Civil War veterans in parade, and spectators ...

Repro. of wash drawing, copyrighted by J.I. Lloyd. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Parades; Death Funeral...; Veterans; Pres.

Funeral procession, Korea

Funeral procession, Korea

Casket being carried by group of men. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: Korea. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress). Caption ca... More

The funeral car

The funeral car

Ornate horse-drawn carriage. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress). No. 89. Caption card tracings: Death Hearses; Cub... More

Burial ceremony of a priest near Mandalay

Burial ceremony of a priest near Mandalay

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

[Penitentes ceremony, people dragging huge crosses]

[Penitentes ceremony, people dragging huge crosses]

Agent Curio Photo Co., Watrous, New Mexico. No. 4.

Irkutsk - the "Immersion of the Cross" in the Angara River, a Greek [i.e. Russian] Orthodox baptismal ceremony

Irkutsk - the "Immersion of the Cross" in the Angara River, a Greek [i...

Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Killarney - [3] Irish women going to a funeral [in a horse-drawn cart]

Killarney - [3] Irish women going to a funeral [in a horse-drawn cart]

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind.; Death Funerals; Carts; Geogr.

The well ceremony - signifying that the wife shall serve the husband - a wedding, Ramallah, Palestine

The well ceremony - signifying that the wife shall serve the husband -...

Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. No. 3. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind; Weddings; Arabs; Geogr.

Burial of the victims of the Maine in their final resting place, Arlington Cemetery, Va., Dec. 28, 1899

Burial of the victims of the Maine in their final resting place, Arlin...

Rows of flag-draped caskets in Arlington Cemetery. Copyright by B.L. Singley.

Mitchel Funeral

Mitchel Funeral

Photograph shows the funeral of John Purroy Mitchel (1879-1918) who served as mayor of New York City from 1914 to 1917.

A funeral procession, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

A funeral procession, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Men displaying open casket of small child. Stereo copyrighted by R.Y. Young (American Stereoscopic Co.). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Death Funerals.

Vernon Castle funeral

Vernon Castle funeral

Photograph shows funeral of ballroom dancer Vernon Castle (1887-1918) who died in an airplane crash. His widow, ballroom dancer Irene (Foote) Castle (1893-1969) stands in line behind coffin, with veil over her ... More

The sword ceremony - signifying the husband's authority - a wedding, Ramallah, Palestine

The sword ceremony - signifying the husband's authority - a wedding, R...

Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. No. 4. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ph. Ind; Weddings; Arabs; Geogr.