Re: 145 Year-Old Coffin Found in the Richmond Dist.

06/15/16 - posted by Jo Anne Q.

Thank you back. I had never heard of coffins with "windows" in them before. I assume that it was for the benefit of the mourners, for a final viewing - rather than an open coffin wich we are familiar with. Hope it was not for the Deceased to "look" out onto the massive amount of dirt that covered them.
Yes, that is a morbid observation, but, geezo...

Regardless, what an interesting connection to the Richmond District!!!! I hope Woody and David pursue this a bit more....

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