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In the 1800’s, death did not hold the same taboo as it does today. A funeral was a time for sombre celebration and an opportunity for the family to gather and exchange the latest news and gossip. Many of the traditions have evolved and still, in one form or another, survive today. These traditions and folklore which surrounded the Victorian rituals are investigated in this informative yet humorous talk.

In the 1800’s, death did not hold the same taboo as it does today. A funeral was a time for sombre celebration and an opportunity for the family to gather and exchange the latest news and gossip. Many of the traditions have evolved and still, in one form or another, survive today. These traditions and folklore which surrounded the Victorian rituals are investigated in this informative yet humorous talk.

Post Mortem African American Young Girl Rockwood Tennessee Cabinet Photo

Post Mortem African American Young Girl Rockwood Tennessee Cabinet Photo

Post Mortem African American Young Girl Rockwood Tennessee Cabinet Photo in Collectibles, Photographic Images, Vintage & Antique Cabinet Photos

CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » The Somewhat Strange Story Behind this Double Coffin

From The Madison County Musings, Spring 1987 issue: "On October Aunt Easter Johnson Eubanks died at her home near Japton after a long illness.

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This is exactly why we used to call our "front rooms" the "Parlor" or the living room.

memento mori :(

the Victorian fascination with death.and "survivor guilt" when parents outlived children.picture from "Wisconsin Death Trip" by M.

A drive-thru funeral home in Compton.    Yes, It's real: http://lat.ms/egMO40

A drive through funeral home. Interesting, if you like morbid things like me,

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Post mortem photography, sisters posed deceased (on right), Pella Iowa. It says one on right is deceased but the both have stands behind them. Therefore, I deduce, both are deceased.

Resources & Info about home funerals & green funerals

Resources & Info about home funerals & green funerals

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