Posts Tagged ‘19th Century Gravesone Motifs’

Soul Effigy with Crown Brookfield Cemetery.JPG
A Winged Soul Effigy Wearing an Elaborate Stylized Crown Found on an Early 19th Century Gravestone at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 5, 2016) 

Dove Tombstone
Doves, Symbolizing Peace and Purity, Began to Appear as a Common Gravetone Motif in the 19th Century, and Are Usually Found on the Tombstones of Women Who Died Young, Such as This One at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, Massachusetts