27 August 2012

Flexible burial shoes


Laced in back to facilitate fitting them onto a corpse.  I presume the idea in 1916 was not that the deceased regular shoes couldn't be wiggled onto the feet, but rather that it would be a shame to bury a decent pair of shoes with mom or dad when these cheap substitutes can be interred instead, and the good ones reused by someone in the family.

Image from the Flickr set of eye heart, via Sutured Infection.

1 comment:

  1. Would $1.25 really be a cheap substitute in 1916?

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