Category Archives: Symbolism

A Tiny Hand Print

Alice Hattie Wilkinson Born May 20, 1879 Died July 15, 1880 In the front row of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery just outside of Greencastle in rural Putnam County Indiana, is a small, highly ornate monument with a … Continue reading

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“His Accidency”

JOHN TYLER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1841 1845 BORN IN CHARLES CITY COUNTY VA MARCH 29 1790 DIED IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER MARRIED FIRST LETITIA CHRISTIAN BORN NOVEMBER 12 1790 DIED SEPTEMBER 10 1842 INTERRED … Continue reading

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Hoosier Artist

HENRY W LAWTON MAJOR GENERAL – U S V BORN MARCH 17, 1843 DIED DEC. 19, 1899 KILLED IN ACTION PHIIPPINE ISLANDS MARY C LAWTON WIFE OF HENRY W LAWTON The Henry Ware Lawton marker is in the Arlington National … Continue reading

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Immortality Symbols

IN MEMORY OF LOUISA B. FYFFE WIFE OF JEHU WILKINSON BORN AUGUST 19, 1844 DIED MARCH 5, 1880   REST IN PEACE The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, produced what was billed as ‘white bronze’ cemetery markers from the … Continue reading

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A Simpler Version

The Belmont Mausoleum, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, is a near replica of the Chapel of Saint Hubert; the original in Amboise, France—the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci. The Murphy Family mausoleum in the Cypress Lawn … Continue reading

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Neo-Classical

The seemingly plain light gray granite Cuneo family mausoleum is a stunning example of Neo-classical architecture.  The pedimented porch is a key aspect of Neo-classical door design.  The porch features polished granite Ionic columns.  The entablature, the horizontal structure above … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

  HERE RESTS THE RIGHT REVEREND MONSIGNOR MICHAEL DAVID CONNELLY LLD PASTOR OF ST. BASIL’S CHURCH SAN FRANCISCO MEMBER OF THE ARCHBISHOP’S COUNCIL WHO FELL ASLEEP IN THE LORD AUGUST 19 1932 IN THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS LIFE AND … Continue reading

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