Category Archives: Angels

Seated Angel

The William August Starke monument in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee features a seated angel.  The bronze sculpture is 69 inches high and 62 inches wide, resting on a light rose-colored unpolished granite base that is 44 inches high, … Continue reading

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The Bored Angel and the Tribute to a Stone Carver

LOUIS G. BRUSA 1886 – 1937 MARY 1890 — 1957 The Hope Cemetery at Barre, Vermont, features some of the best carved granite funerary sculptures in the United States.  The cemetery is a favorite on the rock of Ages granite … Continue reading

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Kneeling Recording Angel

  COLBY I. PERT 1860—1911 ALICIE E. 1868—1929 RAY W. PERT 1889—1891 RAYMOND W. 1893— As Mentioned in several earlier blog posts, the article, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of … Continue reading

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Critics be damned

IN MEMORY OF MINNIE KEY, ONLY CHILD OF EDWARD & RUTH SEVIER WILDER, BORN JANUARY 23, 1854, DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1861. — — EDWARD WILDER BORN DECEMBER 31, 1825, DIED MARCH 25, 1890. WITH PITY BEHOLD OUR HEARTS. OH! LORD. … Continue reading

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Child Angels

The last type of angel that Elisabeth L. Roark wrote about in her, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, were child angels. Raork writes that the child angels … Continue reading

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Sword-bearing Angels

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about 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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Trumpet Angels

Trumpet angels not only foretell of the impending apocalypse and that the last Judgment is at hand but also as “embodiments of the resurrection.” According to the article, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – … Continue reading

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