artist: Barbara Siegel filmmaker: Augusta Palmer 1927 Sleeping Pillow, P.J. O’Leary …
artist: Lauren Kogod
1966 Mortician’s Block, C.W. Rector U.S. patent no. 3,234,623
Alluding to a U.S. patent for a “device by the use of which the mortician can maintain limp body elements of a corpse–head, arms, and feet, in particular–in a desired attitude,” The Infinite Pillow is constructed of a succession of supportive pods with alternating valleys. These pods can be fabricated to any desired length, and can be arranged in a plurality of positions for the maximum of corporeal comfort.