Category Archives: Angels

Memory

When William Foote died, his wife, Ida, commissioned the great artist Lorado Taft to create a memorial for her husband.  The bronze memorial that Taft created has become known as the Foote Angel, even though, it does not have wings.  … Continue reading

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Neo-Classical Angel

The neo-classical angel on this white marble gravestone in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, looks downward with a sorrowful expression as she leans against the torch, the flames curling at its base.   The beautifully carved bas-relief angel is … Continue reading

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The Crown and the Angel

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about cemetery angels titled, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, in which she categorized the eight most commonly found types of graveyard angels—grouped … 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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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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Their Little Angel

ALICE MAY PARKER DIED DECEMBER 20TH 1861 IN THE 13TH YEAR OF HER AGE. A friend of mine recently shared with me that her first husband passed away when she was 23.  Her husband was 24 and their daughter was … Continue reading

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Weeping Angel, Additional Examples

William Wetmore Story (February 12, 1819 – October 7, 1895), the son of Joseph Story—Supreme Court Justice from 1811—1845, was a multi-talented Renaissance man. Story was an editor, poet, art critic, and an incredible sculptor. Though trained as a lawyer … Continue reading

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Raphael’s Iconic Cherubs

Joseph T. Poheim Born March 19, 1847 – Died December 1, 1905 Katherine D. Poheim Born January 1858 – Died September 16, 1924 Hugo G. Poheim Born December 22, 1880 – Died September 16, 1954 Arthur T. Poheim Born September … Continue reading

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The Angel in the Boat Redux

[?] MAY 7TH 1880 — OBIT DECEMBER 1St 1906 A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF BERT HOOF LATE VALUED AND ESTEEMED OFFICER OF DALGETY & COY VICE CAPTAIN MERCANTILE R CLUB ACCIDENTLY [sic] … Continue reading

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The Angel in the Boat

[?] MAY 7TH 1880 —  OBIT DECEMBER 1St 1906 A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF BERT HOOF LATE VALUED AND ESTEEMED OFFICER OF DALGETY & COY VICE CAPTAIN MERCANTILE R CLUB ACCIDENTLY … Continue reading

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