where did the tradition of open casket start?

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Answered: Reason for open casket?

Having a body in a casket is a relatively recent development. When my great-grandfather died, he was laid out at home in his bed for the wake period. The casket was brought to the house the day of the funeral. The idea of the wake is related to Christian practice of praying for the dead and also ...

Answered: Have there ever been open-coffin funerals with the child smiling in the

Having been a morticians assistant for a while I can tell you that it would be very difficult to make any corpse smile. You would have to stitch several muscles together inside the mouth. And it would look horribly unnatural and probably in rather bad taste. It takes considerable art just to make a ...
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Answered: Why is only 1/2 the casket opened ?

There's really no need to see the whole body. Though coffins aren't always half closed. Children especially often have fully open caskets. It really started in the prudish Victorian era when the suggestion that the dead might have legs or genitals was considered taboo. But back then, they covered ...
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