This is the most comprehensive book to be published on horse-drawn funeral vehicles, including hearses, undertaker’s wagons, embalmer’s wagons, pall-bearer’s coaches and florist wagons. The book features illustrations, technical drawings, and specifications for these vehicles; histories of various leading hearse manufacturers; information on trimming (lamps, fringes, and hardware) for hearses; and many other topics of related interest. The book is a compilation of materials found in many libraries and private collections. The book also contains a section on 19th century funerals of presidents and prominent citizens and military personnel.
800 illustrations, 414 pages, perfect-bound soft cover. Limited number of copies available.