Coffin with a View
Coffin with a View

Museum of Funeral Customs, Springfield, IL. Photograph by A. Louise Myers. www.marbleorchard.com

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Coffin with a View

Museum of Funeral Customs

Springfield, IL

 

Mid 19th century coffin with a glass "viewing" window over the face.  It may look like wood, but this is a cast iron burial case with imitation rosewood finish, ca. 1850-1869, based on a design by Almond Fisk.