Upright to the end

Charles Cowling


Lionel Batiste, embalmed and standing, at his wake on 19 July in New Orleans.

Any insights into how this is done welcome.

More pics of Batiste here.


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David Holmes

I love it.

Maggie Brinklow

I suspect steel rods will have played a major part in this embalming.

Phoebe Hoare

Brilliant! A very clever embalmer and a great read for the train journey, thank you. Not a clue how it was done though.

A Celeb

Stiff poles?