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A burial at sea on board the S/S Oscar II in 1911

Karsten Egeblad 2004 - Peder Georg Christian Pedersen 1911

These snapshots were taken by Peder Georg Christian Pedersen in 1911, when he sailed as an officer on the S/S Oscar II. Pedersen served on the Scandinavian America Line steamships from 1902 till 1920, and became the master of the S/S C. F. Tietgen. The pictures were provided by Karsten Egeblad, one of Pedersen's descendants. The text to the pictures are in Pedersen's own words.

A woman has died on board the S/S Oscar II in 1911, the minister is holding a service
"A woman has died on board the S/S Oscar II in 1911, the minister is holding a service"
- We can se the body is covered by a Norwegian flag.

Her husband is taking farewell
"Her husband is taking farewell"

The bier is lifted over the railing
"The bier is lifted over the railing"

The body is lowered in to the sea
"The body is lowered in to the sea"

A last farewell
"A last farewell"

And the ocean closed
"And the ocean closed"

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