This photo has my curiosity, who in the world do you suppose is in this coffin? It is a fairly large photo, 5x7 and the matting board is about 8x10. So it wasn't just a passing thing.. ha!
This is the mark on the back, a stamp? I could not find out anything about a photographer by this name. The only hit I had was concerning a Free Soil political party.. do you suppose that this photo is foreign ..since the Photograph is spelled with an e at the end? Do you suppose someone important died and this was sent to family members in America? What a sad way to get news of a relatives death, but he or she did have some fairly nice flowers.