Archive for the ‘Cemeteries’ Category


A Sleepy Little Angel, Dressed in Robes, Rests His Tired Head on His Folded Hands at North Cemetery in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 25, 2017)


A Classic Skull and Crossbones Motif Found Carved on a Gravestone From the Early 1700s at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 20, 2017)

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A Child-Like Angel in Pigtails, With Her Cupped Hands Filled With Blossoms, Kneels in Front of a Gravestone at St. John Cemetery in Plainfield, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 31, 2019)

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A Winged and Wigged Soul Effigy (Apparently Balancing a Stylized Hourglass on Top of Its Head) Discovered on an Early 18th Century Slate Headstone at the Old Burying Point (A.K.A. Charter Street) Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 8, 2018)


A Cocker Spaniel Pup Spotted Lying With a Heart-Shape Stone at His Feet in Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 10, 2016)

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A Pair of Cherubs Kneeling and Praying Next to Grave Sites at North Cemetery in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 18, 2019)

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Although It’s Sometimes Difficult to Differentiate Between a True Portrait and a Soul Effigy (the Representation of a Person’s Soul) on Early 18th Century Gravestones, This Image of an Elegant Lady Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth Most Likely Falls in the Former Category (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2016)

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A Figurine of an Angel Dressed in White With a Striking Resemblance to Wonder Woman Left at a Grave Site at St. John Cemetery in Plainfield, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 20, 2019)

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A Stylized Cherub Carved on a Slate Gravestone From the Late 1700’s Seen at the Auburn Center Burial Ground Located on Central Street in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 9, 2020)

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A Garden Gnome, Dressed Casually in a Sweatshirt, Caught Loitering Near a Grave at Mount Vernon Cemetery in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 21, 2016)