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Bernhardt also lived with a hired nurse, after her aunt relinquished guardianship. Bernhardt's mother was neglectful and often absent, and her father was completely uninvolved in her life.
Prior to the age of five, Sarah nearly died of Tuberculosis. Doctors claimed the young girl would not live to see adulthood. Upon learning this, Sarah asked her mother for a beautiful coffin to be buried in; however, her mother declined, providing her with a standard coffin, which Sarah would often sleep in, even into adulthood. It is said that she carried the coffin with her while traveling and on tours.
This 107+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.
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