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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Circa 1906 Child's Casket in Museum

A Child's Casket about 1906
Fort Vallonia, Indiana Museum
On Loan From Vera Hague,
Hague Funeral Home,
Medora, Indiana

The label below states that these coffins were called "Fiddle Box Caskets."  To view the body, the lid was slid to the side!  First I have ever seen or even heard of this type of casket.
 Below is a view with the lid closed.

Above shows the inner lining with the lid opened.  Still in great shape despite the lid and top of casket showing a lot of wear and scratches from this beautiful wooden coffin that is over 100 years old!

- Photos taken and submitted by Janet and Mark Kreps.

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