Archive for the ‘Anthropomorphic Objects’ Category


An Anthropomorphic Tree Complete With a Face and Arm-Like Limbs (Apparently Possessed by a Demonic Entity) Spotted Growing in Front of a Home on Commodore Road in Worcester, MA

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A Sand Sculpture Depicting a Boston Red Sox Player Belting a Grand Slam (Featuring an Anthropomorphic Baseball) Spotted During This Summer’s Master Sand Sculpting Competition Held at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 24, 2017)

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Just One of the Thirty-Four Limestone Grotesques to Be Salvaged From the Old Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gymnasium Before the Hundred-Year-Old Building Is Demolished Later This Year (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 21, 2016)

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A Rather Threatening Inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Standing Outside Wonderland Comics in Putnam, CT Doesn’t Seem to Discourage Customers from Entering the Store (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  November 26, 2014)

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An Anthropomorphic Sun with Wrought Iron Scroll-Work Rays Seen Hanging on the Exterior of a Cottage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  January 17, 2018)

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An Unusual 18th Century Slate Gravestone Carved With Various Masonic Symbols Including a Compass, a Star, an Eye, and an Anthropomorphic Sun With a Human Face Discovered at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 8, 2018) 

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A Grinning Jack O’Lantern Man Welcomes Visitors Outside the Brookfield Orchards Salesroom in North Brookfield, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 5, 2017)

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A Pair of Stylized Dolphins Found on the Crumbling Facade of the R. H. Stearns Building (Which Once Housed a Department Store, But Is Now the Home of Residential Apartments) on Tremont Street in Boston, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 22, 2018)

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An Anthropomorphic Rising Sun Motif (Representing Christ’s Resurrection) Found Carved on an Early 19th Century Gravestone at the Central Burying Ground on Boylston Street in Boston, MA

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A Sand Sculpture Featuring an Anthropomorphic Plymouth Rock and a Bear Wearing a Boston Bruins Jersey Seen at This Year’s Master Sand Sculpting Competition Held at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire