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Funeral procession of William Schroeder, Alma, Ks

This is a photo of the funeral procession for William Schroeder as it was leaving his home on East Fourth Street in Alma. Herman Richter was a the funeral director when in this photograph from February 19, 1892. It was common in the 19th century for wakes and funerals to be held at the home of the departed. In small towns, undertakers were usually the furniture makers who also manufactured coffins. In Alma, both Richter and Hasenbank undertakers operated furniture stores. The procession is lead by a man carrying the U.S. flag, a drummer, possibly pallbearers walking, a horse-drawn glass sided hearse, and followed by horses pulling buggies. A few houses are along the street, including a stone two-story house in the background.


John Steuart Curry's funeral, Winchester, Kansas

Three photographs showing John Steuart Curry's funeral at the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Kansas. Curry died August 29, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, and he was buried near his childhood home of Dunavant in Jefferson County. A well known artist, he is recognized as a leader in the movement for realistic regionalism. Curry is probably most recognized for painting the famous mural titled Tragic Prelude showing John Brown and the early struggles for freedom in Kansas. Along with the Tragic Prelude, his murals of The Conquistadors and Kansas Pastoral hang at the Kansas capitol.


Davis W. Burns' grave, Lansing, Kansas

A photograph of David W. Burns' grave in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas. Burns, a records clerk and parole officer at the Kansas State Penitentiary, appears in an inset on the photograph. He was shot and killed by a convict he was transporting from Texas. Printed on the back of the photograph is a eulogy written and read at the funeral by A. B. Carney, chairman of the state board of Administration.


Frank Howard

This is a portrait of Frank Howard, who was married to Xavia Earline Hightower-Howard. She was the first female African-American licensed funeral director and embalmer, and she owned the Citizens Funeral Home in Wichita, Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Gus Meier photograph collection

Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941

Photographs taken by Gus Meier. Several of the photographs were taken in his studio in Alma, Kansas.

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