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Benjamin Harrison funeral photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP104
Identifier: SP104

Scope and Contents

This collection includes black-and-white photographs from the day of Benjamin Harrisons's funeral in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 16 and 17, 1901, depicting the exteriors of the Indiana Statehouse where Harrison's body lay in state in on the 16th and the Harrison house on the day of the funeral on March 17th. The images show parade formations and crowds lined up to enter the Indiana Statehouse as the casket was carried inside, as well as pallbearers conveying the coffin out of the Harrisons' home and several prominent people arriving and departing from the Harrison house--including President William McKinley, escorthing Indiana First Lady Bertha Durbin, Indiana Governor Winfield T. Durbin, Senators Charles W. Fairbanks and Albert J. Beveridge, and Harrison's widow, Mary (Lord) Dimmick Harrison--on the day of the funeral and burial, March 17th.


  • 1901 March 16-17

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), the 23rd president of the United States, and Indianapolis native died in his wife's arms on March 13, 1901 at his home, located at 1230 (formerly 1214) North Delaware Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Four days later, his body lay in state in the rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 16, 1901, conveyed from the Harrison home to the capitol with an escort of the Indiana militia. A funeral was held at First Presbyterian Church the next day on Sunday, March 17th, and attended by President William McKinley, who paid a visit to the Harrison home before the funeral and accompanied the procession from the home to the church. Harrison was buried later that day in Crown Hill Cemetery.


"Benj. Harrison Dead--City in Gloom!" Indianapolis Press, March 14, 1901, 1-2.

"Last Rites over Gen. Benjamin Harrison." Indianapolis Press, March 18, 1901, 2.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/04 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/04 by Brittany Kropf.
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.