Category Archives: Symbolism

Neo-classical design

WILLIAM EVANS CHAPIN AUG. 15, 1856 – JAN. 25, 1936 NANNIE NICOLSON CHAPIN MAY 19, 1880 – APRIL 29, 1912 The Chapin monument in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, is a neo-classical design. Many ancient classical designs are replicated … Continue reading

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The Scroll

REYNOLDS DUNN DIED JULY 18, 1860 AGED 67 YRS … PHEBE WIFE OF REYNOLDS DUNN DIED JAN 22, 1863 SIMEON B. 1822 – 1839 JENNETTE 1831 – 1839 The City Cemetery at South Bend, Indiana, has a very elaborate monument … Continue reading

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I Am the Light of the World

The stained glass mausoleum window in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, portrays Jesus Christ carrying a lantern. The window is a depiction of the Biblical passage, John 8:12: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light … Continue reading

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Angel of Death, Take Two

Adam Edward Burkhardt April 26, 1845 – November 1917 Emma Amanda Erkenbrecher Burkhardt April 25, 1851 – September 23, 1916 Adam Edward Burkhardt, emigrated from Bavaria to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he founded a company that manufactured furs. Burkhardt was a … Continue reading

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Angel of Death

Adam Edward Burkhardt April 26, 1845 – November 1917 Emma Amanda Erkenbrecher Burkhardt April 25, 1851 – September 23, 1916 Adam Edward Burkhardt, emigrated from Bavaria to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he founded a company that manufactured furs. Burkhardt was a … Continue reading

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Hope in Granite and Bronze

MARGARET L. GAFF 1829 – 1916 JOHN H. GAFF 1820 — 1879 The two statues in this blog post found in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, are atop rose-colored columns of soaring heights,  resting on square plinths.  They … Continue reading

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Faith

WILLIAM T. DEAN MAY 23, 1847, NOV. 3, 1898. AMELIA C. DEAN SEPT. 15, 1820 NOV. 16, 1904. In the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, a tall rose-colored column of granite is topped with a bronze statue that marks … Continue reading

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