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what was the color that hearses were available in during wwi besides black?
gray. fine lines of silver and gold
what were the two prominent citiesthat used trolley cars to take families and caskets to funeral gates?
Chicago and cleveland- trolleys used as late as the 1920s
what was the first major cemetary to be built outside a major city?
mt. alburn outside boston, mass 1831
at the chicago worlds fair in 1893 the most elaborate and outstanding funeral car weighing 2400 lbs was exhibted by which company?
crane and breed
ultimately that elaborate hearse was sold to mr bonnot of new orleans for $5000 and shipped to a foreign for state funerals. what country was that?
in the early 1900's, did the demand for the motorized hearses come from the larger cities or the medium cities?
medium cities the larger cities had a large livery and horse drawn hearses and didnt want to have to purchase more equipment
what city had horse drawn carriage hearse long after the country went to motorized equipment?
how much did the first auto funeral hearses cost?
$4000-6000 and would only last for a period of three years
a repainting service was offered in the purchase of a new hearse every 6 months over a stipulted period of time?
the definition of a funeral director defines him as a person skilled in the management of the funeral procession?
what was the name of he artificial, dried or prepared natural flowers 50% cheaper called?
what was the rural cemetary act in 1847?
provided the founding of cemetary associations and granting certain privileges over the life of the cemetary
1889 special eight poster oval decked funeral car, with 6 clomns ordered by james lowrie and sons of allerghmy, PA sounded the warning bell for the new style. 1889 all funeral directors had8column oval decked funeral car
patent 8 innovations for a new improved combned hearse and passenger vehicle. created a motorized hearse in new york in 1905 out of all processions are the oldest.
what was the family reaction and behavior towards death during the late 19th century?
shattering of human and resulting confusions
who initially took care of the dead?
the woman of the home usually closed the eyes and straightened the limbs
how were the rural families funeral arrangements taken care of?
family and friends accepted responsibilities the men decided what plans should be followed for the funeral or burial
how were the rural families funerals arrangements taken care of?
family and friends accepted responsibilities, the men decided what plans should be followed for the funeral or burial.
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