An analysis of a mysterious, half-obscured funerary relief.
A marker revealing grim demographic realities of a former age.
In which the author grumpily discourses on how Chaucer ain’t Chaucer anymore.
Kudos to the Pettebones for choosing a wonderful Egyptian Revival obelisk.
An eternal guard watches over James McCormick’s grave.
Wealtha Ann Smith and her son Amos both died on 27 September 1804.
A marvelously crisp image of a willow stands upon the marble monument of Thomas Bevan in Forty Fort Cemetery in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania (figure 1). Figure 1. Bevan monument. Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, PA. Photo: author. The face of the stone has not fared as well as the recessed relief; it’s best to get …
Further examples of wrought and cast iron markers by William Adams Foundry.
Panama, death at sea, and interesting iconography! What’s not to like?
Across Cemetery Street from Pine Grove Cemetery in Berwick, Pennsylvania, is what looks long ago to have been a combination chapel-undertaker’s-sexton’s house in an attractive style on the outgoing edge of stick style and on the incoming edge of Queen Anne style (figure 1). Figure 1. Hell House. Berwick, PA. Photo: author. At some point …