Yes, It’s True!

Really! It's true! It wasn't just a fantastical rumor! Metallic caskets are available again!

Springfield Daily News - Apr 14, 1946

Incidentally, I came across this ad after reading a 1948 article by columnist Doris Lockerman in which she wrote that, "It was reported, but not confirmed, that a convention of morticians once crowned a Miss Metallic Casket."

This led me to a long, and ultimately fruitless, search for any evidence of a 'Miss Metallic Casket'. The above ad was the only minor curiosity related to metallic caskets that I came across.

I'm wondering if the rumor of a 'Miss Metallic Casket' may somehow have been inspired by the pin-up girl calendar that a mortuary released in 1948, which caused a bit of a scandal.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Sep 22, 2021
     Category: Death | Advertising | 1940s

...and people are dying to use them!
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/22/21 at 11:25 AM
The funeral home is still in business, but they now have a 10-digit phone number ending in 33.
Posted by ges on 09/22/21 at 11:50 PM
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