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