Stylized Tulips


Corneliea Dau

Of John & Mary

Dixon died April

Ye 10 1788 aged

2 Year 6 Months

& 23 Days

Tulips have long been a symbol found in the graveyard, including on the gravestone of two and a half year old, Corneleia Dixon, found in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Trenton, New Jersey. The tulips on this gravestone are highly stylized, yet still recognizable.  Tulips are a symbol of love and passion but since this symbol is on a child’s gravestone it most likely represents eternal life.


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