Knotical-Rustical-Uncical-Celtical wonder in Glenwood Cemetery, D.C.
A Moravian hymn graces the monument of little Luther Campbell in Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
No Wooden poetry here but pure iambs flowing from the Fawcett: John Fawcett, that is.
A tombstone with the full text of the Ten Commandments and maybe then some. No craziness there, nosiree!
Maria Scheuch gazes out impassively at us from her funerary portrait in Glenwood 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 fascinatingly literal conceit on an otherwise handsome obelisk monument.
A monstrous surprise awaited me at Glenwood Cemetery today.
Here, ladies and gentlemen, is a mausoleum, in Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, D.C., designed by a spooney architect (figure 1). Figure 1. Spooney mausoleum. Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. Now before I go an inch further, let me concede that if you ignore the details and slip the image a little out of focus, …
The reader may know that I am looking into American funerary portraits. Searching turns up a fair number of them, but there is always a question of whether portrait statues or busts in the wild were made for the tomb or were repurposed from a domestic setting. It’s therefore time to touch base with theory, …