Artifacts from Fluvanna County, Virginia 

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An account of the acquisition of a vintage casket. To see the casket cleaned up go here



   "M. V. Wright Funeral Director" operated from a small carriage house in Troy, Virginia in the 1920s.

A good friend preparing the building for demolition found a few artifacts.


This sign hung in front of the carriage house.





The nameplates are all that remain from the old  horse-drawn hearse.



And in the rafters was a pine casket. Apparently a deluxe model with a black fabric exterior finish and fully upholstered interior (with straw padding). This casket is mentioned in a 1966 article about Mr. Wright, copied below.