Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category

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The Store Windows of the Pirate Girl Smoke Boutique on Court Street in Plymouth Are Filled With the Unusual Combination of Human Skulls, Treasure Chests, and Bunny Rabbits – All Painted Powder Pink (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 22, 2015)


A Wooden Skeleton Dressed in a Floppy Hat and a Knit Sweater (Apparently the Mascot of Colonial Copy) Found Inside Its Premises on Central Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 5, 2020)

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A Winged Death’s Head Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone Found at King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 25, 2019)

Ouija Board Skull (2)
A Human Skull Decorated like an Ouija Board in the Shop Window of an Unidentified Store on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 27, 2021)

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A Sinister-Looking Gargoyle Seen Squatting Atop of a Tombstone in a Cemetery Located on the Front Lawn of a Private Residence on an Undisclosed Street in Worcester, Massachusetts


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 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 15, 2017)

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An 18th Century Gravestone (Featuring a Winged Skull Motif) Found at the Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 18, 2018)


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)

Skull Salem MA 2 (2A)
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)