A Bouquet

Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

JENNIE

BELOVED WIFE OF

RUFUS E. GAMBLE

BORN

JULY 21, 1847.

DIED NOV. 19, 1871.

AGED 24 YRS. 3 MS.

& 28 DAYS

“ASLEEP IN JESUS”

There are many symbols that represent death in funerary art—the broken bud, the sleeping lamb, baby shoes, the flying death’s head, and, here, a broken pot of flowers turned on its side.  The bouquet spilling out of the pot may be reminiscent of the one the young bride carried down the aisle.

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