Patrick Kennedy's Funeral
This is the funeral photograph of Patrick Kennedy, Sue Eickhoff's great-grandfather. An emigrant form Ireland, Patrick Kennedy homesteaded in the town of Coleridge in Cedar County, NE. Funeral photographs used to be much more common then they are now, made to preserve the likeness of the deceased, and to keep the memory of the dead children. The family sent funeral photos to those who could not attend, and in many cases in the second half of the 19th century, these photos were the only likeness of the person surviving in the family archives.For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.