Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
CM 2011-005
Object Name:
Hearse
Description:
This Hearse was built by the Ohio firm of Sayers and Scoville. One of the finest examples of the hearse designer's art, it possess a fineness of line and an artistic balance seldom seen in vehicles of this type. The body of the hearse has Corinthian columns or pillars with intricate draperies carved on the wooden panels sides, front and back doors by highly skilled artists and carvers. With its gleaming beautiful silver side railings and plate glass, ornamented with the black draperies of mourning. Lamps were large, very ornate and made of the finest craftsmanship. The finest black horses and a liveried driver, the hearse represented a solemn but dignified respect, and thereby comforted those left behind.
Click to Enlarge
Image