Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category


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 Crystal Sphere Containing a Human Skull Displayed in the Storefront Window of an Unidentified Store on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 10, 2020)

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Two Skulls (One of an Unidentified Animal, and the Other Humanoid and Made of Metal) Seen in the Storefront Window of A Clockwork Tattoo & Art Gallery on Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 6, 2017)

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A Stylized Skull With Wings Seen on an 18th Century Gravestone at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 29, 2019)

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A Human Skull Wearing a Pirate Captain’s Hat as Well as a Silver Eye Patch and Hoop Earring Left on the Base of a Granite Gravestone at Munyan Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 23, 2019)

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A Winged Skull Motif Carved on a 19th Century Gravestone Found in Wappoquia (AKA Sabin or South) Cemetery in Pomfret, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2019)

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An Exquisite Example of a Skull and Crossbones Carved on an Eighteenth-Century Headstone Found at King’s Chapel Burying Ground, the Oldest Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 3, 2018)

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A Headstone From the Late 17th Century Found at the Cambridge Old Burying Ground Carved With Many of the Motifs Common on Grave Markers at the Time Including a Winged Skull, Crossbones, and an Hourglass (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 2, 2017)

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A Pair of Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Dressed in Festive Holiday Attire for Sale on the Shelves of the Walgreens on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 22, 2016)

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A Skeleton Discovered Lurking Within the Shadowy Corner of a Ramshackle Shack on an Undisclosed Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 22, 2019