To learn more, view these online publications published during the time period highlighted in this exhibit.
- Charles Horace Clark, Practical Embalming: A Recitation of Actual Experiences of the Author and Hundreds of the Most Expert Embalmers of the World, NP: Author, 1917.
- Asa Dodge, The Essentials of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming: A Series of Questions and Answers on the Subject of Embalming and Collateral Sciences, Including All of the Essentials and None of the Non-essentials of These Sciences, 1906.
- Albert John Nunnamaker and Charles Otto Dhonau, Anatomy and Embalming: A Treatise on the Science and Art of Embalming, the Latest and Most Successful Methods of Treatment and the General Anatomy Relating to this Subject, The Embalming Book Company, 1913.
- Jean Nicolas Gannal and J. Dobson. History of Embalming, and of Preparations in Anatomy, Pathology, and Natural History: Including an Account of a New Process for Embalming, 1840.
- Howard S. Eckels and Charles Augustus Genung, The Eckels-Genung Method and Practical Embalmer: A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on Embalming, Together with a Complete Description of the Anatomy and Circulation of the Human Body, 1917.
Also view these research studies:
Fiction readers might appreciate Christine Trent's Lady of Ashes historical mystery series featuring Violet Harper, a Victorian undertaker with a passion for her work. Trent’s books, including The Mourning Bells, are available at the Johnson County Library as is The Undertakers’ Wife by Loren D. Estleman that also focuses on the undertaking profession during this exhibit’s time period.
- Abby Burnett, Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950, University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
- Megan Springate, Coffin Hardware in Nineteenth-Century America, Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2015.
- Debi Hacker-Norton Michael Trinkley, Remember Man Thou Art Dust: Hardware of the Early Twentieth Century, Chicora Foundation, Inc.