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Throwback Thursday: This Is What The CANA Convention Looked Like 100 Years Ago

August 7, 2014

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Throwback Thursday: This Is What The CANA Convention Looked Like 100 Years Ago

100 years ago, these CANA Convention attendees looked a little different than the group gathering in Minneapolis next week, but shared the same mission. (click image above for full size)

Attendees of the second annual meeting of the Cremation Association of America, held in¬†Indianapolis, Indiana, September 3-4, 1914.¬†Dr. Hugo Erichsen, founder of the Cremation Association, is just behind the plaque. The photo also includes Frank Cobb (Boston), George Metcalfe (Buffalo), Charles Reynolds (Los Angeles), A.T. Roever (Cincinnati), Richard D’Oench (St. Louis), W. J. Adams (Ft. Wayne), E.P. Samson (Pittsburgh), Conrad Krueck (Cleveland), Frank Bates Flanner, Charles Buchanan and J.F. Balcolm (Indianapolis), among others.

Photo courtesy of Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Centers.