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Catalog Number 2009.19.1
Object Name Stereoview
Description One stereoview. Peabody Funeral Car and Train.

George Peabody's remains arrived in Portland, Maine and 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 car was eleven feet by seven feet and stood ten feet off of the ground. 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. In the center of the car was a pall that was 10 fet long and 2 feet square covered with black velvet and festooned with silver bullion fringe and tassels and rosetts bound with heavy silver lace. The floor was a green and black carpet.

The train that moved George Peabody's body was furninsed by Eastern Railroad Company and the main cars were made that the Eastern Railroad Car Works in Salem. under the direction of Capt. Somerby.

George Peabody’s funeral car arrived on Main Street in Peabody on February 1, 1870.

Description of train and car on back of card.
Date 1869
Photographer G. K. Proctor
Title Peabody Funeral Car and Train
Place Peabody, MA
Event George Peabody Funeral
Copyright All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Stereoview Collection
Subjects Peabody, George, 1795-1869--Funeral
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