Crawford Smith: Mid 1950s

 

Clarence Schaffer, who operated Schaffer's Smoke House in the 300 block of Broadway for more than 30 years, created a sketch collection circa 1954, capturing the images of regular card players in the cigar store's back room.

 

Among those featured was Crawford Smith, a key link in the 145-year lineage of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel in Hannibal.

 

This sketch is reprinted from the June 15, 1979 edition of the Hannibal Courier-Post

 

Click here to read about the rich history of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel legacy.

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