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Date:  date unknown

Description: View from across unpaved street of four men with horse-drawn hearses lined up in front of an undertaking building. The other storefronts are a stable on th...

Date: 1963 

Description: The "Pawnee Bill" circus wagon passes Notbohms furniture store and funeral home along a commercial street as a child looks on from the foreground. Multiple...

Photograph

Scene on Highway 11

Date: 1929 

Description: View down a commercial street, with an automobile coming down the street. There is a soda/ice cream shop which offers tobacco, cigars, and candy. The City...

Date: 1960-04-18 

Description: Paul G. Ryan signs a lease on the Schroeder Funeral Home at 235 King Street, where he will open a new funeral home. Arthur Schroeder, present owner, looks...

Photograph

Beck Funeral Home

Date: 1978-02-15 

Description: "Lester Beck, Undertaker. In 1913, Lester's father, Fred Beck, and Robert Kietzer formed a partnership as undertakers and, in 1917, Fred went on his own in...

Date: 1937-05-04 

Description: Two men wearing suits and hats place a coffin into the back of an International D-2 hearse marked "Doom Bros." The hearse is parked in front of a large hou...

Photograph

Beck Funeral Home

Date: 1978-02-15 

Description: "On Feb. 13, Herbert Sellnow died unexpectedly at the age of 57 years, 11 months, and 16 days. As events turned out, this was the last funeral in the Beck...

Date: 1945-07-26 

Description: William E. Crossen, eighteen-months-old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Crossen, shown in a coffin at Joyce Funeral Home.

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: View from road of large two-story house which has been converted to a funeral home. The two story structure has a large porch and brick on the first story,...

Photograph

Harness Horse

Date:  

Description: Harness horse of either a trotter or pacer breed, possibly named "Beaver Dam". Abe Bailey's barn is off to the left, and the Langlois-Gulfston Funeral Home...

Date: 1974-10-13 

Description: Cross detail on the exterior of Fitch-Lawrence Funeral Home at 626 University Avenue.

Historical Essay

Young Girl's Burial Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Burial dress for a young girl offered for sale by the A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls, c. 1900. (Museum object #1983.267.7)

Date: 1945-10-08 

Description: Johnson Funeral Home and Apartments, located at 1910 Monroe Street. Ralph L. Johnson, proprietor.

Photograph

Fillmore Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: Snow-covered backyards in town with stacks of logs, probably Fillmore Street between First and Second Streets. The brick building in the background is prob...

Date: 1939-10-10 ca.

Description: Man standing next to automobile at a service station at the corner of W. Libson Avenue and W. Sherman Boulevard. Also visible is the Clasen Funeral home, 4...

Date: 1949-02-14 

Description: Funeral service of Mrs. Gerald (Cora) Fries, wife of Blooming Grove Constable "Jerry" Fries, showing the open casket in the Gunderson funeral home, 936 Win...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two young men pose outdoors on horseback in front of the C.J. Faust & Co., Funeral Directors' building. They are wearing jackets and hats. A dirt road can...

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