Category Archives: Symbolism

A Fair Bud

INDIA BELLE Daughter of JAMES R. and MAMIE BALDWIN Born Nov. 21. 1898 Died July 17 1903, Aged 4 yrs. 8 Months Beautiful, lovely, She was but given, A fair bud to earth, To blossom in Heaven. The white marble … Continue reading

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Lamb of God

Homemade grave markers come in all forms and are made of many different kinds of materials.  This grave marker in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, is a Latin cross made of cement with intricately molded terracotta tiles … Continue reading

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Monumental Designs

Brenda Putnam (1890-1975), was a well-known 20th Century sculptor born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She had impeccable training having studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Putnam also studied with the famed artist, James Earle Fraser, … Continue reading

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Bible Verse Illustrated

Ecc’s. XII. 6, 7, V. “Then shall the dust return to the Earth as it was: and the spirit shall Return unto Go who gave it.” MARTHA A. WIFE OF LEWELLYN LODGE BORN JAN. 13, 1808: Died Aug. 24, 1877. … Continue reading

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The Divine Scales of Justice

BE JUST AND FEAR NOT WILLIAM DANIEL, JR. JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA FROM 1846 TO 1865. BORN NOVEMBER 26, 1806: DIED MARCH 29, 1873. The memory of the Just, is blessed. William Daniel, Jr. (November … Continue reading

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The Cross

St. Joseph’s Cemetery in San Antonio has a variety of grave markers in the form of a cross—the universal symbol for Christianity.  The crosses come in many different styles, shapes from plain to very elaborate. HIER RUHT IN GOTT MARIA … Continue reading

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Broken

OUR MOTHER SARAH A. MILLER Born July 3, 1825. Died July 26, 1892. The rounded-top white marble tablet in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, of Sarah A. Miller has turned gray as it has weathered.  The bas-relief … Continue reading

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