Mother and Daughter

Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa

ANNA A.

WIFE OF

J. S. FLAGEOLLE

DIED JUNE 8, 1887

AGED 24 YRS 2 MOS. 9 DYS.

 

TAKE THEM O FATHER IN

THINE ARMS

AND MAY THEY HENCEFORTH

BE,

A MESSENGER OF PEACE

BETWEEN

OUR HUMAN HEARTS AND THEE.

 

LEULLA

DAU. OF

ANNA A. & J. S. FLAGEOLLE

DIED AUG. 8, 1883

AGED 8 MOS. 28 DYS.

 

WE MISS THE BRIGHT EYES

OF OUR DARLING CHILD;

AND THE SWEET ROSY LIPS

THAT SO OFT ON US SMILED.

 

SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN.

 

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, produced this draped and decorated column marker out of zinc.  The marker was created for a mother and daughter.  Several different symbols adorn the marker, including a boat and a winged cherub.

The winged cherub was a symbol that became popular in the 18th Century.  Winged cherubs replaced the stark and morbid flying death’s heads from our Puritan forefathers.  The cherubs have a childlike countenance of innocence.  The iconography represents the flight of the soul from the body upward to Heaven and the hope of the resurrection.

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One Response to Mother and Daughter

  1. Loren Rhoads says:

    Oh, that cherub is lovely. I’ve seen zinc monuments, but never such a delicate angel.

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