The Miller mausoleum in Spring Forest Cemetery in Binghamton, New York, is a nice, neat little example of the Egyptian Revival style (figure 1). Snap! For a record and for later study, and on to something more provocative.
Sadly, the window of the front door is incredibly filthy with encrusted grime on both sides. I was able to brush off the outer face with the chip brush I carry, but most of the window is so opaque it’s almost impossible to see the inner window at the mausoleum’s rear. A great deal of jockeying about brought my eye to a place where I could just make out the window–pyramids behind a Nile scene. This accords well with the style, and is rare enough to be worth recording. For a landmark example, see here.
I exploited the tiny lens of my iPhone to get a picture, which is still pretty awful even after all of the might and magic of technology has been brought to bear upon the image. I was thinking of this as a great loss (figure 2)! But it occurred to me that the sun was behind the mausoleum, and perhaps I could get something in reflected light. And I did, and after deep frying the colors, it turned out to be quite beautiful (figure 3).
So let’s call that a salvage operation.