George Peabody's remains arrived in Portland, Maine where he would be lying in repose at Portland City Hall before being were transported to Peabody in his funeral train car. The car was built by Peabody residents under the direction of Mr. Reeth, the Library decorator. The whole train was arranged by Mr. William Prescott, Esq. the superintendent of the Eastern Railroad Company. The name of the locomotive that pulled George Peabody's train car was also called George Peabody.
The car was eleven feet by seven feet and stood ten feet off of the ground. Along the outside of the care are eighteen (18) festoons of black; each festoon being tied with with roseites and loopstrings and presenting a mournful and imposing appearance outisde.The car was covered in black velvet with silver lace and fringe. Cherubs were placed on the sides, while in each corner there was a vase that had burning incense.
George Peabody’s funeral car arrived on Main Street in Peabody on February 1, 1870.
|Title||Interior View of George Peabody Funeral Car|
|Event||Death of George Peabody|
|Copyright||Public Domain - Peabody Institute Library, Peabody MA. hold usage rights.|
Peabody, George, 1795-1869
Peabody, George, 1795-1869 - Funeral
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