At first glance you would think this was taken after a funeral, with the church-like building in the background and the baskets and urns full of flowers. But written on the back is “Golden Wedding of Rev. & Mrs. Rahn Oct 17 – 1938.”
I cropped the photo and ran it through an image editing app called Remini so that the anniversary couple wasn’t so darn blurry. I think it might have given them a more youthful appearance. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.
Find a Grave
Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, IL ~ May 11, 1939 (Emma’s obit)
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO ~ Dec. 2, 1945 (Herman’s obit)