Tickner Funeral Home Collection - PP140

Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library

TICKNER FUNERAL HOME COLLECTION
ca. 1880-1942
PP140

Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Finding aid created by Katherine Cown with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, November 1999. Updated in 2014 by Eben Dennis with identifications provided by Charles Howard Tickner Jr.


History

The Wm. J. Tickner and Sons funeral home began operation in 1878, founded by William J. Tickner (1839-1928). The establishment was located variously on S. Eutaw and N. Gilmor Streets, later moving to North and Pennsylvania Avenues. William E. Tickner (1866-1952), son of William J. and Margaret Cooper Tickner, joined his father’s business in 1886 and later succeeded him as director. William E. Tickner married Charlotte Bewley in 1888. At one point, he served as president of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association.


Collection Origin

Gift of the Estate of Al Blank, 1989 (002717).


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 49 folders containing 49 photoprints made in ca. 1880-1942. All depict the William J. Tickner and Sons funeral home at various points in its existence. Included are views of activities, personnel, interior and exterior views of the establishment. These show stylish furnishings, hearses, a garage with hacks for hire, and a coffin showroom.

Note: The collection also contains 2 folders of printed ephemera, containing several sheets of printers’ proofs for advertising.

Note: Related materials are found in the Manuscripts Department of the Maryland Historical Society: MS. 2702, the W.J. Tickner and Sons Funeral Home Records.


Arrangement

The photographs are arranged according to PP catalog number.


Container List

PP140.1 – William J. Tickner and sons in office, ca. 1895. Standing: (L to R) Charlie Tickner, George Tickner, William E. Tickner. Sitting: William J. Tickner

PP140.2 – William J. Tickner Undertaker establishment, Original funeral home, 221 Eutaw Street, ca. 1895.

PP140.3 – William J. Tickner Undertaker establishment, Original funeral home, 221 Eutaw Street, ca. 1895. Same image as PP140.2.

PP140.4 – William J. Tickner Undertaker establishment, storefront with 5 men standing in front, prior to 1874.

PP140.5 – Hacks for Hire branch of Tickner establishment, ca. 1890. Funeral home at 902 Gilmore Street.

PP140.6 – William J. Tickner and Sons Undertakers establishment, storefront, ca. 1890.

PP140.7 – William J. Tickner and Sons Funeral Directors establishment, Gilmore and Edmondson, ca. 1890.

PP140.8 – William J. Tickner, ca. 1920.

PP140.9 – William J. Tickner, 1922. (PRINT NOT FOUND)

PP140.10 – Hearse, 1924.

PP140.11 – William E. Tickner and I.S. Lawson, 1922.

PP140.12 – Hearses in front of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1934. Phot taken from Sun Paper advertisement, “New Fleet of Cadillacs.”

PP140.13 – Casket showroom at North and Pennsylvannia, prior to 1928.

PP140.14 – William J. Tickner (painting), ca. 1929.

PP140.15 – Hearse with Tickner sign on side, ca. 1925.

PP140.16 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.17 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.18 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.19 – William J. Tickner and Sons hearses in garage. Funeral director Glen Campbell near doorway, ca. 1942.

PP140.20 – William J. Tickner and Sons hearse in garage, ca. 1940.

PP140.21 – Front entry at North and Pennsylvania, ca. 1942.

PP140.22 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.23 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, second floor, 1932.

PP140.24 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.25 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Same image as PP140.24.

PP140.26 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.27 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, 1932. Retouched photo.

PP140.28 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, 1932.

PP140.29 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.30 – William J. Tickner and Sons establishment, exterior, ca. 1930.

PP140.31 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1930.

PP140.32 – William J. Tickner (painting), ca. 1929. Same image as PP140.14.

PP140.33 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.34 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.35 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.36 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.37 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.38 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.39 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942.

PP140.40 – William J. Tickner and Sons establishment, exterior, 1938.

PP140.41 – William J. Tickner and Sons establishment, exterior, 1938. Retouched photo.

PP140.42 – William J. Tickner and Sons establishment, exterior, 1938. Retouched photo.

PP140.43 – William J. Tickner and Sons establishment, exterior, 1938. Retouched photo.

PP140.44 – Car turnstile, ground level, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.45 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.46 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.47 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1940. Retouched photo.

PP140.48 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Retouched photo.

PP140.49 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Color transparency. 

PP140.50 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Color transparency. 

PP140.51 – William J. Tickner and Sons, funeral parlor interior, ca. 1942. Color transparency. 

PP140.52 – Advertisement from trade magazine called “The Casket,” ca. 1942. Color transparency.