Category Archives: Symbolism

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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The Day’s Eye

PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF OUR DEAR MOTHER CONCETTA PAINO NATIVE OF LIPARI, ITALY DIED 1ST JAN. 1928, AGED 60 YEARS A COLONIST OF 40 YEARS MY DEAR HUSBAND ANGELO PAINO NATIVE OF LIPARI, ITALY DIED 13TH NOV. 1936 AGED … Continue reading

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Victorian Weepers

  In David Robinson’s book, Saving Graces, mourning figures from some of the most famous cemeteries in Europe depict sculptures of beautiful, young, and voluptuous women often wearing revealing clothing as they mourn the dead. Often these sepulchral figures are … Continue reading

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Lotus Column

IN MEMORY OF EDMUND CHRISTIAN MINOR FIRST JUDGE OF THE LAW AND EQUITY COURT OF RICHMOND FEBRUARY 20, 1845 SEPTEMBER 9, 1903 LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW   KATE NOBLE PLEASANTS WIFE OF EDMUND CHRISTIAN MINOR APRIL 8, … Continue reading

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Ivy and Oak Leaf

JOSEPH COPE 1843 – 1917 ALICE G. COPE 1853 – 1932 The Cope family gray marble gravestone in the St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, looks half-finished.  On one side is a column that looks like it is freshly and … Continue reading

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Bivouac of the Dead

In Memory of JAMES A. T. McGrath Lieut. Co. A. 15th Ky. Vol. Inf. fell at the battle of Perryville, Ky. Oct. 8, 1862. On Fate’s eternal camping-ground His silent tent is spread, And glory guards, with solemn round The … Continue reading

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