Sights Unseen

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The embalming room at Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home in Lewiston.

For most of us, the embalming room at a funeral home is like the Green Room for TV actors. It’s where we get prepped, dressed and made up for our final appearance. A solemn place. A special place. And a surprisingly simple place, that few get to see. Under the condition that no person — neither staff nor deceased — be photographed in order to maintain respect for the process, the owners of Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston allowed us to photograph their embalming room. 

The embalming machine at Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home in Lewiston.

A tray with supplies that are used in the embalming room at Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home in Lewiston.

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