Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Your slip is showing.

Mary WILKINSON by midgefrazel
Mary WILKINSON, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Mary WILKINSON's petite slate gravestone shows the erosion of the land around her grave. I liken this to her slip showing under her dress. A lady of this period would be much more modest than this!

We seldom get to see the part of the gravestone that is beneath the surface. This one is looks like it curves out with "feet" to give it stability. I can now see why gravestones that are set in the ground snap off at the base.

Mary was the wife of Abishai Carpenter. She died 28 Jan 1734/5 at the young age of 26

Newman Cemetery, Rumford, RI (used to be Rehoboth, MA)

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