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Date:  date unknown

Description: A funeral supply building, with the words, "National Casket Co." and "Funeral Supplies" painted on the sides of the building.

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:  date unknown

Description: Bouquets and wreaths decorating a portrait of "Lessie," on a table on the side of a house.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Deceased body of a man in coffin.

Photograph

Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Women and children crouch around bodies laid out for funerals covered with woven mats. The deceased were killed during a Viet Cong raid of Vinh Quoi, Vietn...

Date: 1885-08-18 

Description: Wisconsin Governor Jeremiah M. Rusk and his staff at the funeral of General Ulysses S. Grant in New York City. Present with Rusk, 5th from the left, and i...

Date:  

Description: European American man layed out on a lounging sofa, dressed in a suit. Probably a corpse lying in state.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a composite studio portrait of funeral floral arrangements and a man in front of a painted backdrop. A head and shoulders portrait...

Date: 1881 ca.

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

Photograph

Memorial Cross

Date:  

Description: Memorial cross of flowers with a photographic portrait of a man with muttonchops in the middle.

Photograph

Horse-Drawn Hearse

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black Earth hearse drawn by horses. Chris Schanel, the Black Earth undertaker, is driving. In the background on the right a small pig is running near a fen...

Date: 1957-05 

Description: The crowd gathered outside St. Mary's Catholic Church for the funeral of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy watches as the procession to the cemetery begins.

Photograph

Funeral, Binh Hung

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Large funeral for multiple people in Binh Hung, Vietnam. Numerous decoratively painted coffins with cloth coverings are on display in a large open-air, roo...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Engraving of Indians on horseback along river with Indian grave on hill in background.

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: 1885-07-23 

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

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: 1947-03-15 

Description: Pallbearers carrying the casket of Governor Walter Goodland from the Madison Masonic Temple.

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)

Photograph

Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Funeral services in Vinh Quoi, Vietnam for casualties of a Viet Cong attack. Two bodies are lying covered with woven mats on top of white pallets. There ar...

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