Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
26 of July, 2013

Coffin handles, plan and fancy, from James M. Shanahan’sĀ Illustrated Catalogue of Undertakers’ Hardware and TrimmingsĀ , 1869

Notice the special handles for Odd Fellows and Masons.
In case you wondered - according to Google Maps, there are condos and a Chinese BBQ duck place at 198 Canal St. now.

(Source: sil.si.edu)


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Tags:  #undertaker  #coffin  #catalog  #morbid  #BBQ  #typeface

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