Archive for the ‘Cemeteries’ Category

A Rare Example of a True “Portrait” Headstone From the Mid-18th Century, Which Depicts the Physical Appearance of the Deceased (as Opposed to One Carved With a “Soul Effigy” Representing the Person’s Soul or Spirit), Discovered at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA


A Fairy, Whose Wings Are Decorated With a Stylized Flower Design, Holds a Shallow Bowl Filled With a Large Field Stone and a Couple of Sticks Tied Together With a Bow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in West Brookfield, MA

A Cherub Stares Down Into His Cupped Palms as He Rests Under a Tree at Calvary Cemetery in Dudley, MA

Tall Wig Soul Effigy Woodstock CT
An Intriguing Winged “Soul Effigy”, Wearing Either an Extremely Tall Wig or a Stylized Crown, Discovered on a Mid-18th Century Gravestone at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT

A Sparrow Alights on the Brim of a Cement Birdbath Filled With Water and Coins Next to a Grave at Mount Vernon Cemetery in West Boylston, MA

A Granite Angel Holds a Single Rose High in the Air in Her Right Hand While Her Left Grips the End of Her Scarf Brimming With Loose Blossoms at Pine Grove Cemetery in Whitinsville, MA

A Little Girl in Pigtails Plays the Violin at Calvary Cemetery in Dudley, MA