Atley H. Cook's Body in Casket

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Record 596/678
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Collection World War I
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Atley H. Cook's Body in Casket
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Cardstock
Neg # 23331
Notes Image taken on Main Street in Oshkosh of Atley H. Cook's Body in Casket. An American Express Company delivery wagon is parked in front of the Spikes & McDonald Funeral Home with the casket inside. The casket is covered with flowers. In the left background is the John Pool Gun Company and sporting goods store. The three men are identified from left to right as: Louis Wegner; Lawrence Beals; and Carl Von Hoff driving the wagon. All three men worked for the express company.
Atley H. Cook was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 9, 1894, the son of William and Amy (McIlroy) Cook. In 1917 he was serving as a member of the 2nd Recruit Company, Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Totten, New York when he died of disease on May 26, 1917. He was the first soldier from Oshkosh to die during World War I. His body was shipped back to Oshkosh for burial shortly after.
Object ID P2005.21
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Cook, Atley H.
Wegner, Louis
Beals, Lawrence
Von Hoff, Carl
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 5.25" x 7.25"
Subjects World War I
Oshkosh Streets
Main Street
Stores & shops
Small Commercial Enterprises
Sporting goods
Sporting goods stores
Funerary facilities
Horse drawn vehicles
Delivery wagons
Death & burial
Title Atley H. Cook's Body in Casket
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