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Rural Burial

Date:  date unknown

Description: Engraved view of a country burial in the snow. A clergyman reads a blessing as a mourner kneels near the grave. A group of mourners bow their heads. A team...

Historical Essay

La Follette Casket Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Flag used to drape the caskets of both Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and Jr. (Museum object #1951.187)

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Description: A flower wreath surrounds a studio portrait of an infant.

Date: 1885-07-23 

Description: Mourning Badge with the image of Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1940-09-18 

Description: Elevated view of the twin caskets of University of Wisconsin president Glenn Frank and Glenn, Jr. in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda at the state funer...

Photograph

Memorial Photograph

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Memorial photograph, showing a draped coffin surrounded by floral offerings, among which appears a life-size head-and-shoulders photographic portrait of th...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Funeral floral arrangement for William Jaeger. His framed portrait sits on two wooden chairs. He is wearing a suit and has a neckbeard. Flower arrangements...

Date: 1923 

Description: Floral funeral arrangements for August Krueger at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Photograph

Funeral Flowers

Date: 1928 

Description: Floral decorations for a funeral, massed in the corner of a residential room. Printed on large ribbons adorning the decorations are the words: "Husband," "...

Photograph

Mrs. Nathaniel Dean

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Morrison Dean, the wife of Nathaniel Dean of Madison. Mrs. Dean was born in Dodgeville in 1829, moved to M...

Date: 1925 

Description: Mourners outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol lined up to view the body of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a Moravian funeral on the front lawn of a home. Six men carry a casket toward a group of people playing musical instruments. On either side, grou...

Date: 1925-06-22 

Description: Pallbearers (who include Senator Herman Ekern), carry the flag draped casket of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., down the steps of the Wisconsin Capitol...

Date: 1959-04 

Description: A group of pallbearers carry the casket containing Frank Lloyd Wright's body to its final resting place in the Unity Chapel Cemetery.

Date: 1940-09-18 

Description: Elevated view of the crowd in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda during the funerals for University of Wisconsin president Glenn Frank and his son Glenn,...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of deceased twin infants in coffins. They are Robert and Janet Fitzpatrick, born July 5, 1885, and died April 20, 1886, children of Robert...

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the interior of the Presbyterian church decorated for the funeral of Mrs. George Smith.

Photograph

Krueger Family

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Krueger family in front of the old house, taken at the time of Grandfather Goetsch's funeral.

Date: 1957-05-07 

Description: Mourners surround the casket of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy at his funeral at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Date: 1891 ca.

Description: Floral offering built around the form of a steam engine at the funeral of Matt Ellis.

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