In the early 20th century, consulting with spiritualists became de rigueur. Everyone from socialites to scientists would sit with mediums in hopes of connecting with the dead. The era was also the early days of photography. The two met in interesting ways.
Bones and I, or The Skeleton at Home, is a real book. And you can read it.
The most famous American writer and poet in the Gothic genre is Edgar Allan Poe. Check out this short video — with very cool animations — about Poe and his literary contributions.
I love going to visit old cemeteries; it’s so quiet and peaceful. There is amazing history to be discovered just by walking through.
An internal document from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1931.