A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
The unexpected freestanding outdoor portrait bust of Eugene Liomin is a rarity worth a second look.
An epigram on the monument of Charles Dixon Caton requires some comment.
An obsessive quest by Mr. Lloyd to get every conceivable grave furnishing in the rustic style has left us an astonishing, world-class plot in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.
The handsome Rouss mausoleum in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA, is a fine, attentively designed version of a Greek Doric temple (figures 1, 2). Built after Rouss died in 1902, it varies in a dozen ways from the most refined examples of the 5th century, BCE, yet it feels right in a dozen more. […]
“Poet, Soldier, Philosopher” declares the monument of John A. Joyce in Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C. I figured that this promise, plus the bronze portrait of the man, made his monument worth a second or even a third look. There’s a lot going on here. Let’s start with the life-sized, freestanding portrait bust in […]
IN MEMORYOF CHARLES LADIOLANS COUNCIL ROGERS BASS.DIED MARCH 13 1879.THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY HIS DISCONSOLATE MOTHER,EUGENIA BASS BERTINATTI. Eugenia Patience Bate (1826-1906), who was from Tennessee and later Mississippi, had two husbands. The first, Council Rogers Bass (1810-1855) gave her four children and a plantation to support her when he died obligingly early. She […]