Same Statue, Different Base

Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois

The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, produced white bronze cemetery markers and monuments to order—none of the monuments were premade.  The customer put together a marker paging through a catalog, choosing the frame, the panels, the epitaph, and the inscription.  After that was done, then the local sales rep sent the order to company where it was made.

Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois

In the two photographs both customers, one at Forest Park, Illinois, and one at St. Clairsville, Ohio, chose the same statue of a woman standing holding an open book in her left hand, with her right hand raised upward with a finger pointing to the Heavens.  But the monument in the Forest Home Cemetery at Forest Park had the statue mounted on a granite base 6 to 8 feet above the ground, while the monument in the Union Cemetery at St. Clairsville is made with a cast zinc base.  Same statue but completely different treatment to order for each base.

Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Materials. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s