Photo photo
Photo photo
Research Note Notice the little sliding lid that fits over the class area. This was made for a child or a baby, I think, because the entire thing isn't very big.

The exact time period this would have been used is a mystery to me, but probably in the mid 1800's. I have no history of the item and don't know anything about it, because I saw it in an antique shop somewhere on one of my trips to Branson - and I took the photo for my own interest. Yesterday I saw it lodging in my computer and thought I'd use it for a show and tell session for the site.

Maybe some of you will know more about the time period and the construction of it than I do.

I think it's interesting and it really makes me stop and think about all those little graves that we record on a daily basis. I wonder if our Barry County families had any extra money to buy a nice casket like this one or if most of them were using the home-made kind.

I know we've all heard stories about how bodies were wrapped in quilts and I even read in an old Barry County paper, Cassville Republican, of how a baby was buried in a molasses vat. And Darla Marbut has a story about how Mary Phillips Reed, who died 1848, was wrapped in a quilt and buried in a hollow log on the Charles Curry farm at Eagle Rock, MO. That burial site is near Curry Bridge.
Date Taken December of 2006
Resource From my photos taken on a trip to Branson, MO.
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