Vernacular monuments III

John Tobey has a marker about a meter from this wonderful, wonderful concrete cross with embedded marbles at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, D.C. There is nothing else nearby, so I assume the cross was made for his grave. I infer that the plaque’s single date is meant to be read as a birth and […]

Vernacular monuments II

QUI RIPOSAPIETROCORDANIN[ato]. 1909 M[orto]. 1911 Here liesPietroCordaniB[orn] 1909 D[ied] 1911 Once again we find a cast slab of concrete with visible aggregate. I see a crude cross above the inserted inscription, and it seems to me that the inscription is on a ticket that was poured and incised after the main tablet. The letters appear […]