Thursday, October 30, 2008 The Casket

An account of the acquisition of a vintage casket.

"M. V. Wright Funeral Director" operated from a small carriage house in Troy, Virginia in the 1920s.

A good friend preparing the building for demolition found a few artifacts.

This sign hung in front of the carriage house.

The nameplates are all that remain from the old horse-drawn hearse.

And in the rafters was a pine casket. Apparently a deluxe model with a black fabric exterior finish and fully upholstered interior (with straw padding). This casket is mentioned in a 1966 article about Mr. Wright, copied below.

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