Grave Markers III: “Cherubs” and Faces

More pictures from the publication Markers, by the Association for Graveyard Studies.

Some of these faces are pretty darn creepy.  Click any image to enlarge.

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Cherubs found on Lamson stones

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Finial faces found on Lamson stones.

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Elizabeth Backus 1765.  Oak Street Burying Ground, Norwich.

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Detail of John Gallup stone, 1796.  Gallup Burying Ground, Sterling, Connecticut

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Tympanum of Mary Starkwether stone, 1806.  Old Plainfield Burying Ground, Plainfield, Connecticut.

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Reverend Phinchas Hemenway, 1760, Townsend.  Hemenway’s portrait stone was carved by William Park, the same carver who executed the Billerica portrait stones.

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Tympanum of Mary Marsh stone, 1793.  Old Plainfield Burying Ground, Plainfield, Connecticut.



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~ by Laura on September 23, 2009.

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