Source: Philadelphia Record
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar”
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 10787
|“Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar.” Philadelphia Record 15 Sept. 1901 n10787: p. 2.|
Casket Is of Carved Red Cedar
Beveled Plate Glass Runs the Full Length of the Top.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 14.—The casket that will [c]ontain the remains of the martyred President is of red cedar, handsomely carved and covered with the fin[e]st black broadcloth. The interior is first lined with copper, over which is a full tufted satin [c]overing. A French bevel plate glass runs the full length of the top of the casket.
The outside case is made of red cedar, finely finished. The [c]orners are [c]apped with polished copper, and the handles are of th[e] same material. On the [t]op of the case i[s] a copper plate bearing a duplicate of the inscription on the casket.