The Up-To-Date Casselle Funeral Parlors

Title

The Up-To-Date Casselle Funeral Parlors

Subject

African-American Business; Funeral parlor; undertaker;

Description

Magazine illustration of Walter Casselle's South Philadelphia funeral parlor located at 913-17 S. 17th Street. Walter W. H. Casselle opened the first Black-owned funeral parlor here in 1912, eventually becoming the largest and most modern facility in the North.

Creator

Walter W.H. Casselle

Source

The Messenger, Volume 5, 1923

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

1923

Contributor

Janneken Smucker

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Magazine illustration

Files

Casselle Undertaker copy.jpg

Citation

Walter W.H. Casselle, “The Up-To-Date Casselle Funeral Parlors,” Goin' North, accessed May 20, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/979.