Here is a baby(doll) in a small casket. Remedies the doctor would be preparing for patients from his herb garden. This man died of consumption. He would have been laid out in the parlor of his home in the mid 1800's.
A few years ago I decorated the Rutherford House for an educational haunted house. It was a huge success. We discussed victorian death rituals along with remedias from the mid to late 1800's.