Puzzlements and charms in Dunmore Cemetery.
For some overriding reason, somebody put D.G. Parr’s last will and testament front-and-center on his family monument in Cave Hill.
Irony and parody in The Return of the Living Dead with an appearance by Clancy Brown’s Kurgan.
What is meant by the unusual image of a ship off distant shores on Hiatt Hepburn’s 1864 monument in Cave Hill?
An early Latin inscription celebrates a freedwoman who lost six children but whose virtue was rewarded with manumission.
Pop open a cold one and read a Roman tombstone with me.
The Zehnder mausoleum in Cave Hill is accompanied by bronze portraits envisioning a reunion in the après vie.
An Egyptomaniacal monument of a bibliophile in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery.
#Confederate: very up-to-date symbolism!
A double shell monument offers an opportunity for a brief survey of infant funerary commemoration strategies.
One of the top-10 funerary portraits in the USA.
Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, lends itself to moody, gothic images.
A 4-year-old boy sculpted in a realistic Prussian military getup of Franco-Prussian War vintage on his tomb in KENTUCKY? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, people.
The Desiderata appears in an interesting textual variant on the Foell monument.
An astonishing variant of an already improbable monument type.
An astounding ‘project’ commemoration for Theodore Steffen in Cave Hill Cemetery.
A Louisville mayor celebrated by a Zolnay bust and some Byronic verse.
There was a remarkable desire to commemorate the first death of a local soldier or sailor after World War I.
Some purple (Italian) prose on these two monuments!
At high magnification the forms of lichens on a tree stump I discovered are fantastic and beautiful.