Saturday, 9 May 2009
Early Green Burial or Maybe Not?
While not the clearest of photographs, probably around 1900, I cannot help noticing that this coffin is covered in foliage, front, top and rear. I feel sorry for the poor chap in front who looks to be suffering quite some discomfort through the heavy load. Perhaps the foliage draped on the coffin is a rural custom of some sort? If anyone has seen anything similar, I'd love to hear from them.