Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Chalice and the Host

Dominus spes mea. Zum Andenken an REV. PETER TARRILLION. Pfarrer von Fredericksburg. Geb. Zu Edlinger. Lothringen 1821. Zum Priestergeweitht in Calveston 1855. GEST. MAERZ 25, 19oo. R.I. P. The white marble gravestone of Reverend Peter Tarrillion in the St. Joseph … Continue reading

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A Closer Look

The elaborately designed Neo-classical sarcophagi of James B. Oliver and Frances Oliver Johnson in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D. C., respectively, are imbued with a profusion of symbolism. The … Continue reading

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Two of a Kind

JAMES B. OLIVER BORN APRIL IV, MCCCCXLIV DIED NOV., XXVIII MCMV James B. Oliver was a highly successful steel magnate in Pennsylvania.  He is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh in an elaborately adorned sarcophagus festooned with symbolism literally … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Influence

Many great artist’s works can be found in North American cemeteries, including those sculpted by Daniel Chester French, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Aldabert Volck, Felix Weihs de Weldon, Karl Bitter, Martin Milmore, Alexander Milne Calder, T. M. Brady, Albin Polasek, Harriet Whitney … Continue reading

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Victorian Funerary Symbolism

John Baptiste Ford (November 11, 1811 – May 1, 1903) was born in Danville, Kentucky, and made his fortune as an industrialist producing various products including iron, steamboats, and eventually glass. Ford is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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