Large Format 19th century photograph undertakers shop

$150.00

Architectural photo of three men posing in front of their shop. In the window featured prominently is a sign stating UNDERTAKING. In the 19th century, cabinet makers were commonly also the undertakers given their expertise in woodworking for caskets.

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Description

Architectural photo of three men posing in front of their shop. In the window featured prominently is a sign stating UNDERTAKING. In the 19th century, cabinet makers were commonly also the undertakers given their expertise in woodworking for caskets. Clearly by this image undertaking was a primary aspect of their business. One of the men is holding exercise pins often mistaken for circus clubs or bowling pins. Also visible are other aspects of their trade including wicker chairs and wooden carts. Interesting to note the sparseness of the scene, this corner building seems to stand alone on a not yet developed street.

Mount: 11 in. x 9 in.
Image: 8 in. x 6 in.

Condition: good contrast, fine detail. Mount damaged image excellent.