I never expected to find a portrait bust displayed on the exterior of a monument! And it hasn’t been stolen!
Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.
Old weathered tombstones are by turns heartbreaking and annoying. But you can see why people were enamored of them when you come across a crisp, fresh example.
A monstrous surprise awaited me at Glenwood Cemetery today.
A grand beaux-arts monument evolves to something charming.
While not jolly reading, it’s nevertheless interesting—and fairly rare—to hear on a monument of an unusual form of death. In Prospect Hill Cemetery (in D.C.), there is a tombstone of Marion Hays Colerider who was “shot and killed” at the age of 17 on 7 December 1900 (figure 1). Figure 1. Marion Hays Colerider monument. …
While you breathlessly await two fairly substantial posts I have in train, here is a little something to keep you going. It’s the Charles Weber (1855-1947) mausoleum in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore (figure 1). Figure 1. Charles Weber mausoleum, c. 1947. Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Photo: author. Figure 2. Charles Weber mausoleum. Loudon …