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Charles Cowling


Lionel Batiste, embalmed and standing, at his wake on 19 July in New Orleans.

Any insights into how this is done welcome.

More pics of Batiste here.


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David Holmes
9 years ago

I love it.

Maggie Brinklow
9 years ago

I suspect steel rods will have played a major part in this embalming.

Phoebe Hoare
Phoebe Hoare
9 years ago

Brilliant! A very clever embalmer and a great read for the train journey, thank you. Not a clue how it was done though.

A Celeb
A Celeb
9 years ago
Reply to  Phoebe Hoare

Stiff poles?