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Selected Bibliography

  • Ari├Ęs, Philippe. The Hour of Our Death. New York: Knopf, 1981.
  • Burns, Stanley B., and Elizabeth A Burns. Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America. Altadena, Calif.: Twelvetrees Press, 1990.
  • Burns, Stanley B., and Elizabeth A Burns. Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement, and the Family in Memorial Photography : American & European Traditions. New York: Burns Archive Press, 2002.
  • Burns, Stanley B. Sleeping Beauty III: Memorial Photography : the Children : Selections from the Burns Collection & Archive. New York: Burns Archive Press, 2011.
  • Habenstein, Robert Wesley, and William Mathias Lamers. The History of American Funeral Directing. Milwaukee: Bulfin Printers, 1955.
  • Isenberg, Nancy, and Andrew Burstein, eds. Mortal Remains: Death in Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
  • Laderman, Gary. Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Laderman, Gary. The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 1996.
  • Norfleet, Barbara P. Looking at Death. Boston: D.R. Godine, 1992.
  • Robben, Antonius C. G. M., ed. Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross Cultural Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
  • Ruby, Jay. Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995.
  • Seeman, Erik R. Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.
  • Seeman, Erik R. The Huron-Wendat Feast of the Dead: Indian-European Encounters in Early North America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
  • Stannard, David, ed. Death in America. [Philadelphia]: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1975.
  • Van Der Zee, James, and Owen Dodson. The Harlem Book of the Dead. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Morgan & Morgan, 1978.

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  • The "So Once Were We": Death in Early America exhibit was the product of mentorship, encouragement, and assistance by many colleagues, collectors, interns, family, and friends. They provided loans for the original display, criticisms and recommendations, editing suggestions, and general support. A few individuals from a much longer list include Barbara DeWolfe, Clayton Lewis, Julie Fremuth, Brian Dunnigan, J. Kevin Graffagnino, Jayne Ptolemy, Louis Miller, Kari Tant, Emiko Hastings, Hannah Brookhart, Mark A. Anderson, Leonard and Jean Walle, David B. Walters, David V. Tinder, Wystan Stevens, Dr. Stanley Burns, embalmer David E. Wolfe, S'Dan Johnson, David Johnson, Andrew and Irina Grougan, and (most importantly) my wife Candice and children Lane, Sylvanus, and Emby.

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