Category Archives: Symbolism

In Stone and Iron

The A. C. Peck mausoleum and the Lynes-Peters mausoleum in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, both display the winged hourglass symbol prominently. The Peck mausoleum displays the symbol on the iron gate that guards the entrance to the tomb.  … Continue reading

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The Cross and the Crown

The stained-glass window in a mausoleum in the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, displays a radiant cross and crown. The crown is a symbol of glory and victory over death.  The reward awaits in Heaven where the victor will receive … Continue reading

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Which Bearded Mythological Character Is More Buff?

There are many images of Death at the door.  The question when the door opens is, “Who is knocking—is it the Grim Reaper or is it Father Time?” The differences between the two are subtle, especially since they are both … Continue reading

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Victorian Melange, Take 2

  SEBASTIANO ORSINI BORN IN SIRACUSA, ITALY, FEB. 3. 1873. DIED IN SAVANNAH, JAN. 9. 1918. A TRUE AND KIND MAN.  A FAITHFUL HUSBAND, LIVED A QUITE BUT USEFUL LIFE, AND DIED REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.   SALVATRICE … Continue reading

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The Specter of Death

Here lyeth the Body of THEODORA ASH who departed this Life February 17th AD 1770 aged 17 Years If Innocence of Virtue could Save A liveing mortall from the Grave Theodora thou had’n never died. This elaborately carved 18th Century … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

A large massive monolith was built to commemorate the pioneers who were buried in The Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco.  The Memorial to Commemorate the California Pioneers, is dedicated to those 35,000 pioneer graves that were removed from San … Continue reading

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Daughters

In Memory of IDA Daugh. Of Geo. D. & A. C. ROLAND DIED Feb. 2. 1867 AGED 24 Yrs. 9 Mo’s. 4 D’s. Daughter it is hard to give you up But God has called and you must go To … Continue reading

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