Funeral Service & Flower Cars Photo Archive by Walter MccallFuneral Service & Flower Cars Photo Archive by Walter Mccall

Funeral Service & Flower Cars Photo Archive

byWalter Mccall

Paperback | November 15, 2008

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Throughout history, flowers have accompanied the deceased to their final resting place. At first, flowers were carried in the hearse with the casket, or in a separate carriage. With the advent of the automobile funeral, flowers were transported to the church or cemetery in big touring cars with their tops let down. But in the1930s an entirely new kind of funeral vehicle -- the Flower Car -- blossomed in America. Flower cars were built on all makes of chassis, from luxury Packards, Cadillacs, LaSalles and Buicks to Pontiacs and Chevy El Caminos. The only book ever dedicated to these unique professional cars documents the evolution of the flower car from the 1930s to the long, low coupes de fleur still being built today. A bonus feature includes a section on the other workhorse of the funeral home fleet, the Service Car, which transported the deceased from home or hospital to the funeral parlor and hauled caskets and other funeral service paraphernalia to the church or cemetery.
Walter M. P. McCall is one of the most widely known and respected fire apparatus historians and authors in North America. In addition to his highly regarded American Fire Engines Since 1900 – still considered the “bible” of the old fire engine hobby -- Walt McCall has authored ten Iconografix fire apparatus and professional car books i...
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Title:Funeral Service & Flower Cars Photo ArchiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10.31 × 8.5 × 0.31 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Enthusiast BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1583882278

ISBN - 13:9781583882276

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