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Victorian Funerals

Circa 1895 advertising cabinet card photo for Riddle Coach & Hearse, Ravenna, Ohio. Still trying to figure out the exact year and model of this hearse.

Funeral Cakes: Victorian Funeral Cakes.

Funeral Cakes were in fact, a very real and a very common thing. They were used not only as refreshments, but also as a keep sake.

Gentleman Mourner, Unmarked Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1865. This man wears black mourning and displays the wide crape band on his top hat.

Gentleman Mourner, Unmarked Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa This man wears black mourning and displays the wide crape band on his top hat.

Professional Car Pictures

This 1900 horse-drawn is typical of the solemnity of hearses of that era.

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Horse Drawn Hearse- One of the Funeral Homes in Middle Tennessee has one of these on display.

Austrian Hearse, 1900. This carriage would have been used for the funerals of the nobility, or the very rich. Alongside the hearse are two gowns suited for mourning.   http://nwcarriagemuseum.org/ history, carriages, victorian, edwardian, 1890's, 1900's.

austrian hearse, this carriage would have been used for the funerals of the nobility, or the very rich. alongside the hearse are two gowns suited for mourning.

While more than 30% of people think about their death at least once a week, nearly three-quarters believe their fellow Britons are uncomfortable discussing dying and bereavement

Few Britons discuss dying or make plans in event of their death, finds survey

While more than of people think about their death at least once a week, nearly three-quarters believe their fellow Britons are uncomfortable discussing dying and bereavement

Funeral Carriage  Hearses go back centuries as a form to carry a casket from funeral to burial site. Up until the mid 1800's, most casket were just placed in the back of a horse trailor and transported. In the mid to late 1800s, hearses became more elaborate. This horse drawn funeral carriage was used in the early 1900s.

Funeral Carriage Hearses go back centuries as a form to carry a casket from…

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