Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Six Feet Under" - Visit to National Museum of Funeral History - #3 - Civil War

My previous posts on my recent visit to the National Museum of Funeral History can be found here:

#1 - Overview (here)
#2 - Presidential Funerals and Lincoln Funeral Train (here)

Of special interest were exhibits the Museum had on 19th-century mourning practices and Civil War embalming.

Here are photos of exhibits on:

1) Civil War embalming, featuring the story of Dr. Thomas Holmes

(Note: I will have more on Dr. Holmes in my forthcoming July 2011 "Medical Department" column in Civil War News...stay tuned!)

19th-century mourning wear
A vignette of a 19th century home wake/funeral
19th-century mourning items

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