Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Funeral Convention and Expo



Rochelle Riston, left, as Cinderella and Cindy Joachim as Snow White, pass out information for Funeral One, a personalization, technology and aftercare company for the funeral service profession, at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. Beyond the convention center filled with glistening hearses, beyond the rows of perfectly arranged caskets and bottles of embalming fluid, funeral directors await perhaps their greatest windfall ever: The death of the baby boom generation.


A casket with the logo of a Major League baseball team on display by the Eternal Image company at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.



A casket with a college team emblem and colors on display by the Eternal Image company.

Charlene and Joseph Paquelet, left, look over an urn as Batesville Casket Company representative Kris Reynolds, explains how after it is planted it becomes a tree, at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.

A casket, designed by the Batesville Casket Company, for firefighters on display.

Attendees at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo look over a casket designed for motorcycle enthusiasts by the Hot Rod Caskets company.

Cynthia Beal, left, with Natural Burial Company, shows off various caskets and urns made of nautral products such as willow, bamboo and seagrass, to an attendee at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Cadillac hearses on display at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.

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