Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 42

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 42

Item Info

Item No: pdcc01927
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 42
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Item pdcc00180, top [image dimensions 15.0 cm x 23.3 cm]:

A celebrated arctic explorer, Dr. Elisha Kane (1820-1857) died in Havana, Cuba while recuperating from a courageous attempt to find the lost expedition of polar explorer Sir John Franklin. His body was carried by funeral train from New Orleans to Philadelphia, where it lay in state at Independence Hall.

A group of mourners surround the casket which sits in the center of the room. It is draped with the American flag and a garland of flowers. The Liberty Bell is shown in the far right corner.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Baxter, De Witt Clinton, approximately 1829-1881 - Artist