Category Archives: Treestump gravestones

The Circle of Life in a Wagon Wheel

  In funerary art, tombstones took on the look of tree stumps during the rustic movement. The gravestones were purposefully designed to look like trees that had been cut and left in the cemetery to mark a grave. Most of … Continue reading

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The tree-stump chair

The variety found in the rustic movement tombstones is diverse.  In these three examples of the tree-stump chair, elegant and slim curved lines have given way to the bulkier and heavier forms made from pieces that came directly from the trees … Continue reading

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Treestump anvil

George Washington Carson Oct. 4, 1854 – May 14, 1932  Flora E. Hunter Carson July 27, 1855 – April 15, 1906  Tree stump tombstones, generally carved from limestone, were a part of the rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century which … Continue reading

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Tree-stump open book

Tree stump tombstones, generally carved from limestone, were a part of the rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century which was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the country. The gravestones are purposefully designed to … Continue reading

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Badge #1620

Many tree-stump gravestones were carved to showcase individual characteristics about the deceased for which the marker was made.  In this case, the tree-stump marker was carved for 40-year old James J. Keefe who had been a police officer (Badge #1620) in … Continue reading

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Tree-stump gravestone: Fireman

Tree stump tombstones, generally carved from limestone, were a part of the rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century which was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the country. The gravestones are purposefully designed to … Continue reading

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Tree-stump and the railroad lantern

Tree stump tombstones, generally carved from limestone, were a part of the rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century which was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the country. The gravestones are purposefully designed to … Continue reading

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