Two white Percheron horses trotted over tar bumps and metal bridges as they carried a wooden hearse through the streets of Brooklyn.
The 1800s clashed with the 21st century when F.G. Guido Funeral Home took out its 1888 Studebaker horse-drawn hearse for a procession from their Carroll Gardens home to Green-Wood Cemetery.
Maria-Ray Guido, the business’s 6th generation director, smiled with excitement as the carriage sat parked on Clinton Street where the procession would start. The last time the Guido family brought the hearse out was 11 years ago for Guido’s mother.
“It’s a funeral that you don’t really see that much of going on,” Guido said. “Years ago my great great grandparents had a full livery because everything was obviously horses … and now that’s a thing of the past.” / Brooklyn Eagle