Open Book

 

Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana

Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana

LAURA A.

DAUT. OF

J.F. & M.A. BROWN

DIED

January 17, 1875

AGED

16 YRS. 1 MO. 13 Ds.

The white marble tombstone in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Franklin, Indiana, is topped with an open book that has a mourning drape complete with tassels laid over the top.

The medallion in the middle of the gravestone displays the name and death date of the young teenage girl buried here.

The open book is a common symbol found on gravestones. The motif can represent the Book of Life with the names of the just registered on its or it can symbolize the Word of God in the form of the Bible.

Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana

Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana

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