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From: Patty Gaddis <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] photos of the dead
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 22:36:23 -0500
There is supposedly a family photo somewhere of my grandmother's sister in
the casket. Supposedly she died in childbirth and the photo is of her and
the baby. No one seems to know what happened to it any more. This was
taken in 1939 in Springfield, IL. We always thought it was taken because
my grandmother, living in California, couldn't attend the funeral.
At 03:46 PM 1/20/2007, you wrote:
>There has been an interesting discussion going on another list regarding
>photos of the dead. Wondering how many of you have experienced this? In my
>families personal collection we have one of my grandfather's brother. He
>left home and hadn't been seen until he died which was about 10-15 years
>later. They wanted a picture to remember him by. This was in the 30's or
>Here are a couple of websites for those of you who are interested.
>Apparently it was very common way back when.
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