MISSOURI COLLECTION: Ilasco Collection – “Gypsy Family” (1900-1915)

  ILASCO, MO – Pictured here is a gypsy family who has parked its wagon and set up a tent near Ilasco, Mo. Gypsies had negative reputations and were seldom welcome in a community so this family probably moved on after a few days. As towns went, Ilasco was slightly more accommodating than nearby Hannibal. […]

MISSOURI COLLECTION: “Slovak Funeral of John Bosani Viglasky”

Ilasco, MO. This is the funeral of John Bosani, Viglasky, one of the founders of the Dr. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church, where this funeral was held. John had immigrated to Ilasco in 1907, joined in 1908 by his wife Susie and their two children, Paul and Anna.

MISSOURI COLLECTION: “Gypsy Family at Ilasco, MO.” (1910-15)

Gypsy Family at Ilasco, MO. Pictured here is a gypsy family who has parked its wagon and set up a tent near Ilasco, Mo. Gypsies had negative reputations and were seldom welcome in a community so this family probably moved on after a few days. As towns went, Ilasco was slightly more accommodating than nearby […]