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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Powers & Walker Casket Company

Powers & Walker Casket Company

William H. Powers, son of William T., and Joseph H. Walker were the men behind the casket company, founded in 1873 and located on Front Street. The four men standing behind the padded and silk-lined casket, supported on sawhorses, appear to be employees of the company. It is unknown if the woman is an employee or possibly Sarah Powers, wife of William H., who took charge of running the company in 1895 after his death, and continued to do so until 1928 when Powers & Walker closed. An electric light hanging from the ceiling limits the unknown date of the photo to a certain degree. 


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TitlePowers & Walker Casket Company
Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionColl. 54-41-18, History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI 

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch
Locationlocation on map

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