Article Category: Funereal Friday

The Blood Embalming Board

Posted Friday, Aug 07

Charles Blood — Dunkirk, New York | The Casket, December 1899

This photo-engraving shows a body laid out on The Blood Embalming Board. The entire construction, together with the drapery, and next appearance of the whole outfit, is in every way different from any other board. It folds up in a compact form 19×31 inches, enclosed in a black canvas case, convenient to carry under the arm or in any conveyance, and no one will surmise its use.

It is shipped freight prepaid, to any railroad station east of the Mississippi River, and if by due trial the board does not prove to be just as represented, it can be returned at my expense, and on same terms orders will be filled through any responsible jobber. 

Write for circular containing cuts and full information.

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