One of the last and best photo essays from the Pile of Prints website—"Seeing the Dead," a photo essay about how people see the dead differently in Mexico and America.
(This is a surreptitious warning to the clueless that Halloween is tomorrow, and you need to be prepared for when the doorbell rings.)
(Thanks to Brian)
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David Zivic: "This post mentions that affluent people had a string attached to a bell above the casket. that is where the expression 'saved by the bell' originated, not in boxing.
"Having lived in San Miguel de Allende, near Guanajuato, I can say that The Day of the Dead, November 1, is a very big celebration day, similar to Halloween except everyone dresses up like a dead person. (Not this current zombie thing.) The whole town turns out for the celebration in the town square. Many small dolls of dead looking people are sold and the walking dead costume people and dolls are called Katrinas. Michael Reichman of Luminous-Landscape lives in San Miguel."