Category Archives: Angels

Cherubs

FRANK F. JR. BELOVED SON OF FRANK F. & IRMA H. JONES AUG. 5, 1916 – SEPT. 12, 1919 Sculptures of cherubs often adorn the graves of children. Here, two examples are found in the Elmwood Cemetery at Charlotte, North … Continue reading

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Mother and Infant

HARRIET JOSEPHINE DAUGHTER OF JAMES & M.A. ABLAKE WIFE OF J.S.M. DAVIDSON BORN DECEMBER 19TH 1836 MARRIED OCT. 23RD 1856 & DIED OCT. 22ND 1861 YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I FEAR NO … Continue reading

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The Soul Takes Flight

The limestone gravestone in the Mt. Elliott Cemetery at Detroit, Michigan of “Louie” is faded, erosion has taken a toll. The scroll below the cherub is hard to read—but it clearly says that Louie was the son of John and Annie.  The … Continue reading

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Sprouting Wings

The praying child is a fairly common marker found in many cemeteries.  In fact, it could be ordered from one of the companies that manufactured these markers in zinc, or “white bronze” on different bases. The praying child marker from the … Continue reading

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Glass Angel

This stained-glass window from the Neo-classical Doric style Loring Family mausoleum in the Rosehill Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, depicts an angel in contemplative prayer. The stained-glass window is ripe with Christian symbolism. It is always difficult to look at a … Continue reading

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Rock-Faced Monuments

  In 1919, publisher Harry A. Bliss produced Rock-Faced Monuments: Illustrations and Descriptions of Some of the Best Examples of Rock-Faced Memorials. The book was published in Buffalo, New York. The book’s focus and purpose was to extoll the beauty … Continue reading

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Fighting Satan’s Hordes

St. Michael is featured in many cemetery sculptures. Only the Archangel Michael, one of three angels mentioned by name in the Bible, is clothed in armor.  The sword he carries represents a cross but also a weapon in his war … Continue reading

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