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The Rustic Movement and the Tree Stump Gravestone

JAMES H. HALL BORN OCT. 8, 1814 – DIED SEPT. 14, 1891 EMMA WIFE OF J. H. HALL BORN APR. 17, 1817 – DIED AUG. 24, 1903 CLAY HALL BORN MAR. 1, 1844 – DIED NOV. 10, 1900 CATHERINE B. … Continue reading

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Carrara Angel

LOUISA PORTER BORN JULY 10TH 1807 DIED AUGUST 5TH 1888 Even though, many famous people are buried in the Laurel Grove Cemetery (North) in Savannah, Georgia, the Louisa Porter grave site is one of the most visited and photographed monuments … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

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The “Hat” is the Clue.

CHARLES PETIT McILVAINE BISHOP FOR FORTY YEARS OF THE DIOCESE OF OHIO BORN JAN 18, 1799 DIED MAR 12, 1873 AGED 74 YEARS THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM THAT ARE IN CHRIST JESUS ROM. VIII.I   EMILY COXE WITH … Continue reading

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The Baldwin Angel and the Artist

“Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Saint Mark 10:15 Like many great artists, Frank Hering (February 15, 1874—January 15, 1949), took commissions that included … Continue reading

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Seated Hope

The representation of Hope can be easily found in American cemeteries.  Hope is most often portrayed as a woman standing and leaning against an anchor.  In these examples from the Spring grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hope is seated.    … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

The stained-glass window in the mausoleum in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, features a trellis of red roses.  In Victorian times, flowers took on significance as a way to send coded messages; this was known as floriography from the Latin … Continue reading

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