Monthly Archives: June 2013

Variations on a boat theme

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments made many variations.  The popular symbols came in multiple forms.  The various symbols could be bolted in place by special order much … Continue reading

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The inscription on the original tombstone: AMELIA JENKS WIFE OF D. C. BLOOMER DIED DEC. 30, 1894 AGED 76Ys. 7Ms. 3Ds. A pioneer of woman’s Emancipation   DEXTER C. BLOOMER DIED FEB. 24, 1900 AGED 83 Ys. 7Ms. 20Ds.   … Continue reading

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