The Dallas Morning News
Saturday, January 1, 2011
HOUSTON -- Cheerful wooden figures, loosely based on animals, a vegetable and some sea creatures, greet the eye. Each sweet, hand-carved figure, painted in pastels, stands larger than a person. Why so big?
The Rock Falls (Illinois) hearse, built in 1880, required two horses. The coach lamps and interior drapery and felt are all original.