Category Archives: Saving Graces

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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The Veiled Mourning Figure

ALEX G. TURNER BORN OCT. 8, 1813 DIED APRIL 27, 1889 Many Victorian cemetery monuments are imbued with a multitude of symbolism. In David Robinson’s book, Saving Graces, mourning figures from some of the most beautiful and famous cemeteries in … Continue reading

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Classical Mourning Figure

In the center of the Greenbush Cemetery at Lafayette, Indiana, is a monument erected to commemorate the dedication and founding of the cemetery association on February 12, 1848.  The pedestal is topped with a classical bronze mourning figure. The figure holds an … Continue reading

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Victorian Angel

The young female figure, head looking down in reflection and sorrow, while holding a flower in one hand and clutching her breast with the other is a common Victorian funerary symbol. This marker at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Columbus, Ohio, is … Continue reading

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Victorian Mourning Figure

Many Victorian cemetery monuments are imbued with a multitude of symbolism.  In David Robinson’s book, Saving Graces, mourning figures from some of the most beautiful and famous cemeteries in Europe show sculpted beautiful, young, and voluptuous women often wearing revealing clothing mourning … Continue reading

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