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Victorian Weepers

  In David Robinson’s book, Saving Graces, mourning figures from some of the most famous cemeteries in Europe depict sculptures of beautiful, young, and voluptuous women often wearing revealing clothing as they mourn the dead. Often these sepulchral figures are … Continue reading

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To Capture a Tragic Moment

The George Washington De Long monument in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, features a sculpture of an explorer, hand above this face, scarf blown back, peering into the blinding snow.  The softness of the edges of the sculpture, give … Continue reading

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Off the Rack, Continued

BENJAMIN HARRISON AUGUST 20, 1833 – MARCH 13, 1901 LAWYER AND PUBLICIST COL. 70th REG. IND. VOL. WAR 1861-1865 BREVETTED BRIGADIER GENERAL 1865 U.S. SENATOR 1881-1887 PRESIDENT 1889-1893 STATESMAN, YET FRIEND TO TRUTH OF SOUL, SINCERE IN ACTION, FAITHFUL   AND IN HONOUR CLEAR Harrison served … Continue reading

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A Son’s Monumental Tribute to His Father

PIONEER COL. JOHN HARDIN BORN OCT. 1, 1755 KILLED MAY 1792 WHILST BEARING HIS COUNTRY’S FLAG OF PEACE TO THE INDIANS N. W. OF THE OHIO   SOLDIER AN OFFICER IN MORGAN’S RIFLE CORPS AT THE TAKING OF BURGOYNE.   … Continue reading

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Lotus Column

IN MEMORY OF EDMUND CHRISTIAN MINOR FIRST JUDGE OF THE LAW AND EQUITY COURT OF RICHMOND FEBRUARY 20, 1845 SEPTEMBER 9, 1903 LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW   KATE NOBLE PLEASANTS WIFE OF EDMUND CHRISTIAN MINOR APRIL 8, … Continue reading

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Ivy and Oak Leaf

JOSEPH COPE 1843 – 1917 ALICE G. COPE 1853 – 1932 The Cope family gray marble gravestone in the St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, looks half-finished.  On one side is a column that looks like it is freshly and … Continue reading

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Bivouac of the Dead

In Memory of JAMES A. T. McGrath Lieut. Co. A. 15th Ky. Vol. Inf. fell at the battle of Perryville, Ky. Oct. 8, 1862. On Fate’s eternal camping-ground His silent tent is spread, And glory guards, with solemn round The … Continue reading

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