Scientist and prelate: a Dr. Zaius in nineteenth-century America.
A bit of nineteenth-century doggerel on a stone in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.
A happy ending for this young widow who had evidently taken comfort from her husband’s rod and staff.
A photo essay on the stages of decay of funerary landscape architecture.
I found another military monument with a ceramic cameo photograph just today!
An informal presentation of some floral shots I’ve taken. No commentary.
I never expected to find a portrait bust displayed on the exterior of a monument! And it hasn’t been stolen!
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. […]
The Mt. Hebron Cemetery never disappoints. A couple of years ago my wife and I came across the tomb of Willie N. P. Lockhart (figure 1). It is touching and, for that age in that cemetery, modest. The anagraphic inscription: WILLIE N. P.Son ofJ & AMANDA L. LOCKHART.Died March 11th 1870Aged 12 Yrs & 9 […]