A reproduction of a painting of John Carlyle which hangs over the fireplace in the dining room at the Carlyle House. The original was sent to his home in Scotland. The portrait is draped in black for the funeral, as is the front door to the mansion (see the October 18th post).
There were a number of other deaths in the Carlyle House. Some were family members, some not. Some died from natural causes, some not. As for those things the Carlyle House tour guides won’t talk about… I’ll be talking about that tomorrow. Bring your garlic necklace, your crucifix and whatever else you have. It seems that some of the dead … just won’t stay dead.