There was a remarkable desire to commemorate the first death of a local soldier or sailor after World War I.
Julius Langbein’s mausoleum makes aggressive claims on his behalf. See a new appendix with additional evidence for social competition among veterans!
There are some wonderful monuments that feature a symbolic empty chair.
A fascinating knockoff of Bobbie Carlyle’s Self-made Man sculpture with a portrait head of the deceased! *Chef’s kiss*
Come for the attractive memorial but stay to find a seemingly lost work by a little-known New York artist, Charles Michael Angelo Lang.
Daniel Miles died of wounds received repulsing Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.
The monument of George Jago compels interest for its use of a popular song and its odd iconography.
Born enslaved in 1820, he was seen to his rest by 5000 admirers in 1883.
We look into a mausoleum and into another age, an age long gone and as dead as the cadavers within. And yet somehow a colored photograph of a hot summer day brings an immediacy and life to the departed. I hear cicadas and the cascade of water. A gentle breeze occasionally rustles the leaves. The father is yelling at them to BE STILL.
A masterpiece by Oronzio Maldarelli in Spring Forest Cemetery.