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Pallbearer Girls

Old Photographs

On this picture eight girls, dressed in white, are carrying a white coffin. It appears to have been a beautiful, sunny day during late summer (judging by the stacks of hay in the field). The faces of the young women are stern and grieving — it is clear that the burden is heavy to carry, both physically and emotionally. The rest of the funeral guests are standing on the background, watching. Women are rarely seen as pallbearers. It is customary that this…

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Old Photographs

The White Coffin

Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The photographer and…