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Child-sized pine casket with a wood Star of David on the top, manufactured by C. Stoler and Co., Inc., in Bristol, Tn. To meet the requirements of Jewish burial practice, the casket has no metal parts; and the manufacturing facility observed the Sabbath and all Jewish holy days. The firm was established in New York City, in 1891.
Ref: David H. Shayt, “The Jewish Way of Death,” Folklore Forum 29 (1998): 109-112.
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United States: Tennessee, Bristol
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wood (overall material)
tan (overall color)
average spatial: 44 cm x 91 cm x 56 cm; 17 5/16 in x 35 13/16 in x 22 1/16 in
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