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.
A ball to the shoulder was the beginning of the end for 1st Lieut. Lyman Nicholson at Gettysburg.
Julius Langbein’s mausoleum makes aggressive claims on his behalf. See a new appendix with additional evidence for social competition among veterans!
Drexel has a handsome neoclassical pile in The Woodlands.
It’s either né and née or natus and nata. Do or do not do: there is no ‘try’.
This is the Dullest mausoleum I’ve ever seen.
The cutter was sent back to fix an imprecision in the Barr monument.
A new appendix to this post explains how and, I think, why the Gerould figure is odd.
A Woodlawn monument to Antonio Fierro offers an opportunity to dig into fascist-communist fighting among Italian Americans in the early 1930s.
A lesser-known but still splendid collaboration by French and Bacon. Sounds like a delicious sandwich!
“Red” Monaghan was sent out in style: of course! He was president of the cemetery association.
Grim nineteenth-century demographics mourned with grim saccharine verses.
A patent medicine king with, shall we say, an interesting history, buried in West Laurel Hill.