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Description: Patent for a device to provide a temporary cover to open graves made of non-rusting materials with adjustable length.
Date: September 19, 1912
Creator: Rankin, Daniel H. & Cox, William, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new and useful Grave-Marker. The body of the improved grave marker or cradle is elongated or somewhat elliptical in contour, and its central portion is open, in order that the grave marker or cradle may surround a grave.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Kimball, Herbert E
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: This patent is for a burial casket. One of the aims of this casket is to obviate the necessity of using metallic securing devices which now commonly corrode or deteriorate from moisture and expose the body of the corpse to moisture in the ground as well as to parasites and burrowing animals.
Date: March 26, 1918
Creator: McKinney, Jacob D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Rambo Funeral Home in Marshall]

Description: Rambo Funeral Home in Marshall has been serving the African-American community for decades. It is located at 622 S. Carter St., an address which places it in the "New Town Neighborhood" of west Marshall. New Town is a cluster of residences, businesses, professional offices, schools, and churches which developed by 1930 around Wiley College. It is currently of interest as a historical area to be preserved for local African-American history.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Mountain Funeral: Last Prayer]

Description: Photograph of the reverends standing next to the burial. In the image, a man is patting down the dirt with a shovel while the two reverends, one holding a hat and one the bible, watch next to him. Plains leading to large tree covered hills are in the background.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Funeral Notice for Robert H. Thomason]

Description: Funeral notice for Robert H. Thomason, who died of "congestion of the brain" at 37 years old. The notice invites friends and acquaintances to his funeral and burial at Odd Fellow's Cemetery on South First Street in Waco, Texas.
Date: July 16, 1884
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Country Funeral up on the Hill]

Description: Photograph of neighbors gathering at a Country Funeral on the Hills of Tennessee. Joe Clark, HBSS, wanted to capture his memories of living in the Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. One of the memories were of his time in Tennessee are these funerals that everyone attended and to support the family. The word "Cemetary" [sic] is written on the envelope containing the negative.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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