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Family dog lying in state in custom-built casket, 1950

Posted on April 13, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Wanda, a 15-year-old white Spitz, lay in state April 27, 1950, in a custom-built casket at the home of her master, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Pinkston, 828 Tremont Avenue, in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. Beside the satin-lined pink casket with Mrs. Pinkston is Dally, the household’s 11-month-old cat, which was “practically raised” by Wanda, Mrs. Pinkston said. Wanda died after a two-week illness and was buried in the backyard. The casket was made three months earlier, when the pet dog appeared to be near death. Published in the April 28, 1950, Lexington Herald. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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