Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Chambered Nautilus

JULES MARCOU SALINS FRANCE 1824 – CAMBRIDGE MASS 1898 Tucked away in a shaded spot in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the small tombstone of Jules Marcou, born in France on April 20, 1824, and died at … Continue reading

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A variation on “Prepare for Death” epitaph

In memory of Mary Ann daughter of Johan and Deborah M… Who departed this life 11th April 1816: aged 22 years. My parents dear, who mourn and weep Behold the grave where I sleep: Prepare for death, for you must … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Revival

The Erhardt Family Monument in the Greenwood Cemetery at Phoenix, Arizona, is an example of the influence of the Egyptian revival found in American cemeteries in the 19th century and on into the 20th century. Egyptian ornamentation can be divided … Continue reading

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PRICE BENNETT NATIVE OF WALES 1875 – 1910 FAREWELL MY FRIENDS I LOVED SO DEAR. I’VE GONE AND LEFT THIS VALE OF TEARS. MY END YOU KNOW, MY GRAVE YOU SEE PREPARE YOURSELVES TO FOLLOW ME.   1870 “BE YE … Continue reading

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