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Art as the Memorial

  McCLATCHEY Devereaux Fore McClatchey III June 1, 906 – August 30, 1993 Dorothy E. Methvin McClatchey May 8, 1907 – June 1, 2009 Devereaux and Dorothy McClatchey had a large art collection from their travels.  To grace their family … Continue reading

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John Watts, a Tribute on a Pedestal

John Watts was a New York political figure who served not only under the Crown but as a member of Congress after the American Revolution. He served in several other official positions, too, which are listed on the backside of … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Hat, On a Pedestal

Owen F. Solomon 1829 – September 27, 1859 Carved atop a shaft of white marble rests a pillow with the hat of a soldier.  There are four symbols on this monument: the soldier’s hat, a sword, the laurel wreath, and … Continue reading

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A Hero, On a Pedestal

IN MEMORY OF ROBERT McDOUGALL A MEMBER OF TRUCK Co. No. 3 BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT. WHO RECEIVED SUCH INJURIES IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS DUTY AS A FIREMAN AT A FIRE AT HARBECK’S PIER JULY 19, 1883 THAT HE DEPARTED … Continue reading

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On a Pedestal, 3

To the right of the gates of the Mount Peace Cemetery at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stands an impressive monument to James Bartram Nicholson.  The elegant bronze statue of Nicholson shows him wearing a long frock coat.  He holds papers in one hand.  … Continue reading

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A mistake in slate

Here lyes buried The body of Mrs. SARAH MORTON Wife of Mr. LEMUEL MORTON Who departed this Life April 17th 1785 in ye 23 Year of her Age. In Her. United all that’s fair & good, Short was her Race … Continue reading

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Lysicrates

Joseph Earnshaw September 16, 1831 – January 13, 1906 Neoclassical designed monuments can be found in many large urban cemeteries in the United States, including Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio. The Joseph Earnshaw Grecian Corinthian-style monument was based on … Continue reading

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