Charles Van Schaick, “Open Casket with Body of European American Man,” undated. Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Source: Wisconsin Historical Society.
Photoarchivist’s desciption: 

Open casket with the corpse of an European American man lying inside it wearing a dark-colored suit coat and bow tie. Floral arrangements are placed above his head and on top of his midsection. Another man wearing a derby is visible looking from behind the casket.

I would never have noticed the derby-hatted man if this hadn’t been in the description, and this picture is about twice as amazing now that I’ve noticed it. 
That said, I think I should take a moment to express how thankful I am for the archivists at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Their online collections are really fabulous, and I owe a lot to them for many of my favorite posts on my other Tumblr blogs. 

Charles Van Schaick, “Open Casket with Body of European American Man,” undated. Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Source: Wisconsin Historical Society.

Photoarchivist’s desciption:

Open casket with the corpse of an European American man lying inside it wearing a dark-colored suit coat and bow tie. Floral arrangements are placed above his head and on top of his midsection. Another man wearing a derby is visible looking from behind the casket.

I would never have noticed the derby-hatted man if this hadn’t been in the description, and this picture is about twice as amazing now that I’ve noticed it.

That said, I think I should take a moment to express how thankful I am for the archivists at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Their online collections are really fabulous, and I owe a lot to them for many of my favorite posts on my other Tumblr blogs