Thursday, August 2, 2012

Price of Services in 1862

The above receipt is one of the wonderful items found in the Out of the Wilderness collection on the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives.  This is a receipt for burial expenses for a Z.W Knight in Waverly Pennsylvania on February 8, 1962.  Charles Carpenter paid $8.50 for the coffin and attendance at the funeral for Mr. Knight.  All I can say is "Wow!" This could have been a fortune to someone in 1862.

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