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Halloween in the Spring: a Series. The Funeral of Seabury Tredwell and NYC Marble Cemetery

The Funeral of Seabury Tredwell, The Merchant's House Museum . Photo by author, 10/27/15. NOTE: This series, "Halloween in the Spring," is based on the posts I wrote for my Halloween 2020 Take-Over of  AHNCA's (Art Historians of Nineteenth Century Art)  social media accounts. It's a jolly bit of writing and the inspiration for this blog. I've left the posts almost identical to the originals to preserve the rollicking tone; however, I've added links to the original sources, museum websites, or other information you, dear reader, might find interesting. Without further ado, it's time to celebrate Halloween in the springtime! As you can see, the house is prepared for mourning. The mirrors are covered with crepe, the family photos are placed facedown on the mantle, and the clocks were stopped at the moment of death. Please, sit besides me in the back row. The first few rows closest to Mr. Tredwell’s coffin is reserved for the family and close friends. Ther

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