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Photograph

Maria A. Morrison

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Maria A. Morrison, born Maria Amelia Hickox in 1800, the wife of Wisconsin pioneer James Morrison. With her husband, Mr...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1894 ca.

Description: Memorial wreath in the shape of an anchor.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Funeral memorial card with floral wreaths and banner reading, "OUR FRIEND," and initials "ADC" [?].

Photograph

Sparky's Funeral

Date: 1944-12-06 

Description: Large group of U.S. Naval Training School (Radio) trainees, at the Van Hise dormitories, standing at the grave site of Sparky, with one man playing taps....

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:  date unknown

Description: Funeral memorial card with one heart-shaped wreath and other floral wreaths decorated with ribbons and cards.

Photograph

Caryl Fairchild

Date: 1896-12 

Description: Portrait of Caryl Fairchild (later Caryl Fairchild Bacon), youngest daughter of former governor and Civil War hero Lucius Fairchild. This photograph is da...

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," "...

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...

Photograph

Highway 110 Cross

Date: 1997-06 

Description: A cross on Highway 110 South of Winchester marks the spot where Tabitha Dyer was killed in a car accident.

Date:  

Description: You who were spared I talked with night but last
about the velvet years
I remember from the window
The one that is blown is the one gone wild

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Funeral of a Sioux Chief near Fort Pierre.

Date: 1934-04-21 

Description: Casket and flowers at cemetery for the funeral of Lorraine V. McGraw.

Date: 1993-03-30 

Description: "Peggy Langenfeld is flanked by her son Peter (left) and Funeral Director Charles Koepsell as they wait for transportation to the cemetery."

Date: 1885-07-23 

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

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)

Date:  

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

Date: 1924-12-05 

Description: Klansmen of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes gather at the funeral of Herbert C. Dreger, a police officer who was shot and killed...

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...

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