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.
Figure 1. Rouss mausoleum, c. 1902. Detail: façade. Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Photo: author. 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 …
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. Figure 1. Willie N. P. Lockhart monument, Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester VA. Photo: author. The anagraphic inscription: WILLIE …