Garfield obsequies in Cleveland Square   Save
Garfield obsequies in Cleveland Square
Description: Photograph of the pond and fountain in Cleveland Square (now called Public Square) with the caption, "Decorations during Garfield Obsequies," from the collection of Louis Baus. President James A. Garfield, an Ohio native, was only in office for four months before he was shot by assassin Charles Guiteau on July 1, 1881. Garfield survived another two and a half months, but succumbed to complications from the wound on September 19, 1881. His body was transferred by funeral train to Cleveland, where he is buried in Lake View Cemetery. Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P223_B01_A01_049
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Cities and towns--Ohio; Sculptures; squares (open spaces); Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Presidents--Death and burial;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)