Archive for the ‘Cemeteries’ Category

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A Garden Gnome (Dressed in a Naval Uniform and Wearing What Appears to Be a Hybrid of a Sailor’s Cap and the Traditional Pointy Gnome’s Hat) Solemnly Salutes as He Stands Next to Grave at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 16, 2019)

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A Cement Fairy Seen Holding a Gigantic Blossom at St. Joseph Children’s Cemetery in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 8, 2020)


A Water-Bearing Angel Empties Her Urn Next to a Grave at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 15, 2017)

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A Kneeling Angel Communes With a Bunny Rabbit at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 8, 2016)

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A Stone Statue of a Young Woman in a Gown Holding a Lily Seen Standing Beside a Monument at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 26, 2019)

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A Petite Plastic Pegasus Poses in Front of the Sandaled Feet of a Virgin Mary Statue at St. Joseph Children’s Cemetery in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 14, 2020)


A Young Boy Dressed in an Academic’s Cap and Gown Studies a Scholarly Volume at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 2, 2017)

hr-0967-453-664--0967453664003_20151211024542651Although Skulls and Crossbones, Deathheads, and Winged Skulls Were Quite Common on Early 18th Century Gravestones in America, Ones Depicting Full Skeletons, Like This One Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery, Were Much More Unusual (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 11, 2015)


A Sorrowful Angel in an Elegant Gown Bows Her Head Down and Weeps Unconsolably Into Her Arms at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 4, 2019)

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A High-Relief Sculpture of an Apparently Despairing Angel Holding Either a Mop or (More Likely) a Flaming Torch Upside-Down Found Carved on the Shannon Family Mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 10, 2019)