Category Archives: Zinc Markers

The G.A.R. Badge

ALEXANDER ST. CLAIR FEB. 24, 1828. SEPT. 25, 1900. 2ND. LEUT. CO. I. 43, U.S. C. INF. 16TH. PENN. CAV. No other event in the 19th Century had a larger affect on America than the Civil War.  It tore the country … Continue reading

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Woman’s Relief Corps

SARAH ELIZABETH WIFE OF E. P. DRAKE DIED JUNE 4, 1894, AGED 38 Yrs. The Western White Bronze Monument Company of Des Moines produced zinc monuments.  The Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa, has many of their monuments in all … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Hope

The representation of the Virtue of Hope is a fairly common symbol found in American cemeteries.  It can be found on zinc monuments as a bas-relief and as a full statue carved in marble or granite on stone markers.  Hope … Continue reading

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Two versions of the lamb

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the Detroit Bronze Company, of Detroit, Michigan, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments, had a wide range of symbols from which to choose.  The … Continue reading

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Thistle in Zinc

JOHN G. RAIN, SEPTEMBER 19, 1828, FEBRUARY 18, 1899. HE DIED AS HE LIVED, A PURE, UPRIGHT MAN. The thistle is characterized by a purple or red flower that rests in a cup-shaped part of the stem and has prickly … Continue reading

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Options in form and design

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments, such as the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, had a wide range of symbols from which to choose.  The companies produced catalogs that salespeople … Continue reading

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Variations on a boat theme

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments made many variations.  The popular symbols came in multiple forms.  The various symbols could be bolted in place by special order much … Continue reading

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