Iron Coffin Mummy on PBS

Inventors

Almond Dunbar Fisk

Almond Dunbar Fisk was born in 1818 in upstate New York in the town of Chazy on the western shore of Lake Champlain. He began his early professional career as a stove merchant…

William Mead Raymond

Born in 1825 in Charlton, New York, William Raymond took over his brother-in-law, Fisk’s, iron coffin business following his death

In the News

New York Times: This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. It’s Also an African-American Burial Ground.

Article by Kaya Laterman The flier advertising a near-one-acre plot of land for sale in Elmhurst, Queens, looks like a typical real estate listing. The oddly-shaped parcel that abuts the Long Island Rail Road tracks is available for $13.8 million. According to the flier, the lot is a great opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for residential space […]

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Mysteries at the Museum Episode IRON MAIDEN Featuring Martha Peterson

On the Travel Channel: Don Wildman investigates a gangster’s sinister plot to cheat death, two enemy pilots brought together by honor, and a curious corpse found in a metal coffin. Learn more: https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/mysteries-at-the-museum/episodes/gangster-frankenstein-unlikely-allies-and-iron-maiden

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Documentary Viewing at William Paterson University

It was a pleasure to present my research at my undergrad school so many decades later.

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