Baby on the half shell

The baby on the half shell is a cliché of American funerary art for deceased babies and children. They are so weird and unexpected, and comparatively rare, however, that like many taphophiles, I collect them. There’s even an article on the topic.

Figure 1. Herms monument, 1886. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y. Photo: author.
Figure 2. Jones monument, 1910. Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, N.C. Photo: author.
Figure 3. Giambrone monument, c. 1920-1931. Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Scranton, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 4. Brooks monument, 1912. Forest Hill Cemetery, Scranton, PA. Photo: author.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Arlington, VA

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