Washington Irving

One of a set of six drawings to illustrate "Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Felix O. C. Darley. New York City, c. 1849, with later coloration. Ink and watercolor on paper. Historic Hudson Valley (SS.80.26).

The Great American Ghost Story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Autumn in Sleepy Hollow country is a time of traditions: time to visit the Old Dutch Church and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in their fall foliage, and time to make a pilgrimage to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, home to the author of what is arguably the most famous American ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” […]