Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Mausoleum that the Hot Dog Built

Charles Feltman (November 8, 1841-September 20, 1910) The Charles Feltman Mausoleum in the Green-Wood Cemetery at Brooklyn is a neo-classical temple honoring the man many consider to be the creator of the American hot dog.  Feltman, a German immigrant, started … Continue reading

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The Sphinx

BENEATH THIS STONE ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS MATT’W LAWLER Esq. OF PHILADELPHIA BORN JANUARY 1ST 1755 DIED JULY 14TH 1831   MRS ANN LAWLER HIS CONSORT BORN JUNE 5TH 1761 DIED MARCH 25TH 1835 THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED TO THEIR … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Hope

The representation of the Virtue of Hope is a fairly common symbol found in American cemeteries.  It can be found on zinc monuments as a bas-relief and as a full statue carved in marble or granite on stone markers.  Hope … Continue reading

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