Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category

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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

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A Rather Eerie Skeleton Costume For Sale Hangs in One of the Many Unique Vendors’ Booths at the Crompton Collective, a Boutique Marketplace Housed in a Historic Mill Building Located at 138 Green Street in Worcester, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 27, 2014)

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A Human Skull Decorated like an Ouija Board in the Shop Window of an Unidentified Store on Essex Street in Salem, MA

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A Pile of Human Bones on Display in the Front Window of the Speedwell Tavern on Main Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 16, 2015)

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A Human Skull With a Black Rose Clenched in Its Teeth Seen on Display in the Storefront Window of OMEN: Psychic Parlor & Witchcraft Emporium on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 31, 2018)

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A Winged Gargoyle Wearing a Heavy Chain Squats Next to an Oversized Human Skull in Front of a Chain Link Fence at Jungle Jim’s Garden Center in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 3, 2018 )

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A Ghostly Ghoul Tries to Conceal Herself Behind a Novelty Tombstone in the Front Yard of a Home on Pleasant Street in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 25, 2015)