I’m a bit of a cemetery creeper. I love the old Revolutionary ones around my town probably the best just because they’re so descriptive and ornate. I like reading the little blurbs about their lives. I think my favorite headstone and/or monuments so far has been this one in Licking County, Ohio and it was a “bubble” like frame that stuck out off the side of a tall pillar and had the baby’s picture and a locket of their hair in it, like a shadowbox. It was sweet and yet so, so sad.
I saw this today in my feed from AtlasObscura and thought I’d pass it along. Nice little guide to explaining what different things represent on a decorative headstone/monument. I’m sure there is more than could be incorporated but this is just the bare basics. Interesting though!
Graphic created by Michelle Enemark, text by Allison C. Meier.