Saturday, March 26, 2011

White Bronze or Zinc Gravestones

Acorns & Leaves II by midgefrazel
Acorns & Leaves II, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
As you travel in the cemetery or graveyards, you may find some metal gravestones and wonder about them.

It is safe to touch these gravestones as they are hollow metal. I have blogged about them before, so please go here and read what I have written.

The Association of Gravestone Studies has a catalog in PDF of these special markers [Monumental Gravestones Catalog] I love the price list.

Gale Wall, who writes the blog, Digital Cemetery Walk, wrote a great post about them. The company that manufactured most of these markers was called the Monumental Bronze Company and many veteran's graves are memorialized by this type of marker. [Civil War Monument Web site]

Recently while browsing through Google Books, I found a book about this type of gravestone by Lynn Johansen. (Selected pages are part of the preview)

Amy's Genealogy, Etc. blog also does a great job with showing examples.

There are those folks who ONLY take photo of White Bronze markers. [Flickr group]


Family Curator said...

Great photo, Midge!

Gale Wall said...

Thanks for the shout-out!