Annie Louise Keller Monument - in progress | University of Illinois Archives
Photograph of Annie Louise Keller Monument by Lorado Taft, in progress
Original photo located in RS 26/20/16, Box 30, Board #79
Original photo is 7" x 9", mounted on gray backing board with handwritten title
From verso: "During a disastrous tornado which passed thorugh Greene County, Ill., Tuesday, April 19th, 1927, Miss Annie Louise Keller, teacher of Centerville School, was killed outright while attempting to save 16 pupils when the school building was demolished. Her bravery and heroic action were the means of saving all the children with slight injury to only five but in saving them she sacrificed her own life......The memorial was erected August 25th, 1929, at Whitehall, Illinois, at Whiteside Park. Whitehall was the home of Miss Keller. The monument is the work of Lorado Taft, sculptor."