Category Archives: Saving Graces

Pain

A LA MEMOIRE DE LEON PHILIPPE BECLARD COMMANDEUR DE LA LEGION D’HONNEUR DECEDE A TANGER LE 7 MARS 1864 DANS SA 43EME ANNEE – LEONIE MARIE BECLARD DECEDEE A UN AN – MARIE BECLARD NEE DE KATARGI DECEDEE LE 10 … Continue reading

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Lady of Tears

TRAVIS BERT W. 1911 – 1989 MILDRED M. 1919 – 1981 Together Forever The elegant and sleek mourning figure that marks the graves of Bert and Mildred Travis in the Fairmount Cemetery at Denver, Colorado, sits serenely in a chair, … Continue reading

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Collapsed Dancer

MY BELOVED HUSBAND VERNON CASTLE BLYTH BORN MAY 2, 1887 WAS KILLED FEB. 15, 1918 IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY CROIX DE GUERRE   IRENE CASTLE MCLAUGHLIN ENZINGER HUMANITARIAN BORN APRIL 7, 1893 DIED JANUARY 25, 1969 Vernon and … Continue reading

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She Weeps

This statue in the Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, is replete with rich symbolism. The mourning figure tenderly wipes her eye with the corner of the funeral pall in a sign of grief. She gently leans against a broken … Continue reading

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Remember Me, Remember Me

Remember Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can go no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more … Continue reading

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Grief

WM. N. WORTHINGTON, DIED JUNE 30th, 1871 AGED 29 I SHALL GO TO HIM, BUT HE SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME.   “Grief” is a statue designed by Edward V. Valentine for the William Worthington monument in the Hollywood Cemetery … Continue reading

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A Somber Mourning Figure

The monument marking the graves of Adolf (1865-1941) and Frieda (1869-1936) Schmidt is a stele (a stone or wooden slab generally taller than it is wide and designed as a funeral commemorative).  The limestone monument in the Graceland Cemetery at … Continue reading

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