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Prince Albert and Toledo, Ohio

LeROY McINTYRE LUDWIG 1840 – 1905 SAMANTHA A. SHERMAN LUDWIG 1853 – 1899 THEODORE L. LUDWIG 1973 — 1899 BESSIE HANCOX WIFE OF L. M. LUDWIG 1856 — 1930 NANCY A. LUDWIG 1809 – 1880 J. B. LUDWIG 1811 – … Continue reading

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Sleeping Cherub

Sculptures of cherubs often adorn the graves of children. Here, is an example found in the Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the top of a family tomb commemorating the grave of a five-year-old boy.  The chubby angel above … Continue reading

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Mourning

Many Victorian cemetery monuments are imbued with a multitude of symbolism.  In David Robinson’s book, Saving Graces, mourning figures from some of the most beautiful and famous cemeteries in Europe show sculpted beautiful, young, and voluptuous women often wearing revealing clothing mourning the … Continue reading

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The vigilant rooster

The rooster atop the Vandenweghe Family tomb in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, most likely represents vigilance and awakening.  One can also imagine how the rooster crowing at the first rays of sunlight in the morning can also symbolize the … Continue reading

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I Also Sing of Lust and Love and Life

CARL HEINZ GEB. 13. APRIL 1841. GEST 25 JULI 1900 SOPHIE HEINZ GEB HUMBERT GEB. 2. MAI 1842. GEST 28 JULI 1905 PHILIPP CARL HEINZ GEB 24 MAI. 1864 GEST 9. JUNI 1912 In 1902, Austrian sculptor, Friedrich Christoph Hausmann … Continue reading

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Fidelity and Loyalty

Two bronze dogs flank the steps to the massive granite Michel Mausoleum in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.  Though the dogs are laying down, their heads are slightly raised as if they are ready to jump into action. … Continue reading

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The Star and the Harp

FAMILY CEMETERY OF JOHN S. EBAUCH. V.D.M A.D. 1850 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even So them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Thess; 4 Chap. 14 Verse  Thus when … Continue reading

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Lady Justice

The Greenwood Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New Orleans with over 150 acres of graves and tombs still with active burials.  The cemetery was founded in 1852 by the Fireman’s Charitable Benevolent Association and has a number … Continue reading

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Alois Alzheimer Remembered

HIER RUHT CECILE ALZHEIMER 6 JULY 1860 – 28 FEBRAUARY 1901 ALOIS ALZHEIMER 14 JUNE 1864 – 19 DEZEMBER 1915 For anyone who has experienced the blank look in your mother’s eyes when she struggled to remember who you are, … Continue reading

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Installed but Did Not Serve

As mentioned in the previous post, Greenwood Cemetery, in Columbia, Tennessee, has several prominent Masons buried in the small cemetery, including Hezekiah Ward, who held the exalted office of Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons … Continue reading

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