Thursday, October 09, 2008

Worn out Gravestones

Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
If you think you're tired, worn-out doesn't even begin to cut it when it comes to reading this gravestone of my ancestor, David Perkins, Sr. Even with the mirror technique, not all the lines are that easily read.

Fortunately, this graveyard was completely transcribed and is online so I had a good idea of what it really says, so I decided to see what my digital camera could do with photographing the unreadable sections. This is the overview photo so you can see how the next photos fit into this experiment. This is the first four lines which are fairly clear.

Here lyes buried
ye body of Mr.
David Perkins who
Departed this life

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