The well known Vinnie Ream, one of America’s great nineteenth-century artists, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery!
Some military folk wanted their favorite vehicles on their tombstone!
It’s not quite “jeder für sich und Gott gegen alles” in this monument, but Anna Houser is an enigma.
Here I open up a new category of funerary portraits: framed photos serving like portrait busts.
A decidedly odd portrait bust in the mausoleum of a distinguished family!
A nice Egyptian revival mausoleum at West Laurel Hill with some de-luxor features!
A wonderful stained glass window shines a light on a sad surprise in the Jackson mausoleum.
A man with a Charles Darwin beard stares out eternally at his wife, who is shrouded with a vast, heavy cover. West Laurel Hill–gotta love it!
A West Laurel Hill treasure is the portrait of Adolene O. Pursell (1892-1916), spotted in the rear of the Lambert Ott mausoleum.
A man with the whiskers of Chester A. Arthur and a young woman with an extraordinary dress by a very talented sculptor in Rock Creek Cemetery.