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A crematorium

A crematorium


A cabinet card showing a coffin about to disappear into the oven at a crematorium.

The photograph also gives a rare glimpse of the rails, machinery and counterweights which propelled the coffin through the oven.

Photographed by B. Münchs of Gotha in Germany.
 

Code: 127038
 
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