Thursday, October 25, 2012


Haven NEWTON by midgefrazel
Haven NEWTON, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Buried in Pan Burying Ground, Bolton, MA

This classic 1800's gravestone features the lovely weeping willow and urn, sharply defined  round top and square sides. It could easily have been the design of a headboard. It is clearly read after all these years.

The problem with this gravestone is in the thin cross marks of the year 1847. After many more years, it will be hard to read the 4 in the 1847. 
I love the way the name and the vital record information is set out in the rectangle. It looks as if the gravestone carver could have mass manufactured a single design and just put the name and dates in that space.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, Maybe you are correct about a mass manufacture of the stone design. Makes a lot of sense - especially so if the carver used two different stone materials to allow a choice. Who knows? Great post!