Beginning in the mid-1800s, post-mortem photography (or memento mori) was a popular way to honor and remember the dead.
Most photographs were taken shortly after death, and could look incredibly life-like, especially if the deceased was propped up into a standing position. Post-mortem photos of children were particularly common, perhaps because their mortality rate was high during the Victorian era.
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Johnny Wells is not going to live to see his daughter grow up and get married. To replace this loss, he and his family held a mock wedding for her in his hospital room, which is featured on CNN’s morning show New Day as a “Good Stuff” segment.
Unlike traditional funeral homes, the South Carolina Cremation Society has paved a path for affordable and practical end-of-life services on the consumer’s terms, without a heavy or emotional sales pitch.
Article originally published in the Thursday October 3rd Memorial Business Journal
In the event of a continuing government shutdown, burials will continue at the national cem- eteries, though possibly at a reduced rate.
John H. Fitch Jr., senior vice president of the National Funeral Directors Association’s Advocacy Division, was in- formed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that there will be interment crews at each national cemetery to conduct burials.
Ryan Thogmartin discusses why his epic failure was actually his biggest business win.
Forethought Financial Group, Inc. (Forethought), a leader in the preneed insurance market, announced that Carl Wackerle has joined Forethought Life Insurance Company as Vice President of Agency Accounts for the Life Division.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) released the results of its 2013 Member General Price List Study today. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the diversity of costs associated with a funeral, providing data that breaks down services by geographic region, size of firm and size of city/town.
One Room and FrontRunner Professional have announced today the start of a comprehensive technology partnership. This new synergy allows the two companies to combine their unique strengths and talents, and will provide funeral professionals and families with the benefit and flexibility of advanced integration, and the delivery of a high definition quality video experience of the funeral event.