Join me in a nostalgic visit to one of Washington, D.C.’s secular cathedrals.
There are some wonderful monuments that feature a symbolic empty chair.
An Olde Schoole female figure illustrates 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 in Rock Creek Cemetery.
A late Victorian marker features a generic baby in a blanket sleeper.
In which is explored a model for a very common American mausoleum design.
By decade’s end, the cumulative grief killed her.
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!
Some sizzlin’ iambs from 1878 on the Weide monument. And a lyre!
A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
Two interesting poems in Rock Creek: one vernacular, one a trusty bit of Tennyson.
Lambert Tree hoped to be known by his fruit!
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.
Suddenly Arthur Smith’s daughter and mother died. But how did he die?
Catharine Reidy wrote some interesting iambs in the voice to her dead husband Maurice who nonetheless speaks not of the pompatus of love.
The Rueger monument in Hollywood Cemetery is a nice example of art we sadly no longer see in American cemeteries.
An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.