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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...

Date: 1974-10-13 

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

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

Date: 1945-10-08 

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

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...

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:  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...

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: 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...

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: 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

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...

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