George Hermann’s funeral, 1914. This picture, taken on Texas Avenue at Main Street, shows the crowds that came out to see the hearse on its way to Glenwood Cemetery. Just visible behind the hearse is the rump of Hermann’s favorite horse, Leo, with boots reversed in the stirrups and part of a sign that appears to read “MY MASTER”.
The mix of transportation is interesting: Cars, horse-drawn buggies and wagons, a bicycle, and a streetcar. The horses pulling the old-fashioned carved hearse are wearing knotted-string fly nets. The building in the background is the “New Dreamland Theater”. See more in ic-086.pdf.
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Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.), "George Hermann Funeral 1914" (1914). Exhibit Images. 125.