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Image 8: 13 ft. 1st Class Funeral Motor Body for Guinle & Company of Bahia, Brazil
(Photo #2613, Order #15901--Ordered March 16, 1907, Delivered June 15, 1907)
This photo depicts an open, ornate funeral car with a platform for a casket at the center of the car, draped in black cloth. The sides of the car have heavy black drapes held open with tiebacks, and there are four black plumes on each corner of the roof. Funeral cars were not commonly used in the United States, but were frequently ordered by railroads in Latin America.