Annie Louise Keller Monument - clay model | University of Illinois Archives

Annie Louise Keller Monument - clay model
ca. 1929

Photograph of clay model of Lorado Taft's Annie Louise Keller Monument

Original photo located in RS 26/20/16, Box 30, Board #80

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."

Phys. Desc:


Original photo is 7" x 9", mounted on gray backing board with handwritten title

University of Illinois Archives
Found in:
Ricker Library of Architecture
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