A rather beautiful stained glass window features the portrait of Ida May Vare, who died in Beijing at age 22.
A religiously themed monument in Druid Ridge that avoids cliché with some novel imagery.
A nice Egyptian revival mausoleum at West Laurel Hill with some de-luxor features!
A West Laurel Hill treasure is the portrait of Adolene O. Pursell (1892-1916), spotted in the rear of the Lambert Ott mausoleum.
A wonderful surprise at Columbia Gardens: a funerary portrait in a neo-baroque mausoleum!
Among the Romans, it was very common, in some periods more than others, to have a portrait of yourself as a part of, or on the premises of, your tomb. It was an assertion of selfhood and existence and social significance before death; or it allowed a commemorator to assert these things for the dead. […]