Death in 1850's America was commonplace. Death during childbirth and infant mortality were still high due to the still ignorant field of medicine. Below is an advertisement for an undertaker and for the sale of coffins. Gravestones made in the 1850's are pictured below.
|COFFIN AD, 1850.||COFFIN AD, 1854.|
CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1850.
CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1854.
HOPE CEMETERY. WORCESTER, MA.