Continuing in the new series on historic urns from my collection. This edition's urn is Design "C" from the Art Urn Co, a division of the US Cremation Company in New York, circa 1895. At 19" tall, this beauty had a retail price of $10. A rare, unused surviving example donated by Fresh Pond Crematory will be on display in the new History of Cremation Exhibit opening this fall at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston. (Image Engler Cremation Collection)
Ryan Engler is a licensed funeral director and certified
celebrant. He is The Cremation Historian for the Cremation
Association of North America and the National Museum of
Funeral History and a frequent speaker and writer on the
subject of cremation in the US, urns, and their history.
He is the cremation products buyer for Service Corporation
International and lives in Houston, Texas, with his
miniature dachshund, Otto.
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