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Title
Pall bearers carry May Kovar's casket
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Quillen, Harry
Date Created and/or Issued
1949
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pall bearers carry the casket of animal trainer, May Kovar Schafer, also known as Madam Kovar, out of Reardon's Chapel in Oxnard, California. Schafer was breaking in a new lion, Sultan, at a wild animal farm in Thousand Oaks when he attacked her, severing her spine. Her children witnessed the attack and tried desperately to save her, but the lion was too powerful and only stopped when elephant trainer, Rudy Muller, swung at the lion's head with a pipe. The funeral was held on December 23, 1949.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00103244
Harry Quillen Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
HQ-B348.1
CARL0005227408
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120615
Subject
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Oxnard
Chapels--California--Oxnard
Coffins--California--Oxnard
Crowds--California--Oxnard
Flower arrangements
Oxnard (Calif.)

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