Charles Harris McPhail’s mourners drew on their classical education to commemorate him.
Given my propensity for finding a sermon under every stone, you’ll not be surprised to find a Confederate tomb in Richmond exemplifying Memorial Day 2020.
A meditation on how to deal with old monuments out of step with the times.
An astounding plot in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery with three monumental axes.
JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER monument, Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA. Photo of the JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER monument: author. That was JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER, in case you missed it. Often you can’t know who is responsible for the text on a funerary monument. Sometimes a shrewd guess is possible, such as when the monument antedates the subject’s death; […]
J. Henley Smith Mausoleum, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. This is the J[ames]. Henley Smith Mausoleum in Rock Creek Cemetery. It was designed by Worthington and Ahrens, built by Leland and Hall about 1910. The sum budgeted for it was $20,000, with $2000 more made over to the trustees of the cemetery for […]