“Disagreeable” Child Corpses Stink Up Baltimore Streets in the 1850s

(The Baltimore Sun, 8/21/1850)

Disagreeable. — The practice of conveying to the grave, in carriages, the bodies of deceased children, is provoking the censure of many ministers of this city. They say that in many instances the smell of the corpse is very offensive, especially so when the lid of the coffin is not closely fastened. They suggest that the small hearses provided for children be more generally used.”

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