National Geographic : 1914 Nov
A POOR MAN'S FUNERAL PROCESSION IN MOSCOWPhoto by Gilbert H.Grosvenor Russia is noted as a land of elaborate funerals. This picture shows a procession at the funeral of apoor person, and many apoor family almost bankrupts itself in order to give a proper outward show of its sorrow. All the mournerswalk, although several carriages may follow with no one riding in them. The funeral car usually is drawn by six mantled horses, each led byagroomsman inwhite uniform. The serv ices at the church are long and impressive.