The Episcopal Cemetery in Elizabeth City, N.C., offers several arresting examples of cast iron precinct rails.
An astounding eternal typo on a stone that simultaneously trumpets the company that made it.
Emma Hinton’s parents gave her a grave in which to plant flowers. Yet they also adapted this common type specifically to the tender age of her death.
Some Latin consoled the parents of the luckless John Thomas.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.
A stanza by the romantic poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld graces the monument of the extended Baker-Jones family.
A finicky, complicated beaux-arts confection is the focus of a close analysis. I deploy every food metaphor I could in the process.
An astonishing constellation of Christian and classical ideas in a statue of Phidippides.
An informal presentation of some floral shots I’ve taken. No commentary.
A rather beautiful stained glass window features the portrait of Ida May Vare, who died in Beijing at age 22.