Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ Category


A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an Late 18th Century Gravestone Seen at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA

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A Slate Gravestone From the Late 1600s Carved With Double Cherubs Seen at the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, MA


A Wingless Soul Effigy on a Gravestone From the Late Eighteenth Century Found at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA

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A Stylized Soul Effigy Found on a Child’s Gravestone From the Late 1700’s at West Thompson Cemetery in West Thompson, Connecticut


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

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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

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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