Luminaries from all walks of life attended Edwin Booth’s funeral services on June 9, 1893, at The Little Church Around The Corner in New York City.
Mourners crowded the church, spilled out onto the small patch of grass outside and filled the sidewalk.
One flower arrangement was six-feet-high, tall enough that it was delivered in a truck bed, not a florist’s wagon.
The funeral procession wound through the city streets to Grand Central Station where the elaborate casket was loaded onto a funeral car for the train ride to Boston.
Booth was buried among the Boston elite in Mount Auburn Cemetery. He chose not to be interred with his siblings in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore.