HERE LYES BURIED  THE BODY OF  MRS RUTH HOOPER WIFE  TO MR ROBERT HOOPER Junr  WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE  JULY Ye 23d 1732  AGED 20 YEARS & 6 Mo

HERE LYES BURIED THE BODY OF MRS RUTH HOOPER WIFE TO MR ROBERT HOOPER Junr WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY Ye 23d 1732 AGED 20 YEARS & 6 Mo

old tombstones and headstones | Headstone of Samuel Reed.

old tombstones and headstones | Headstone of Samuel Reed.

Mr Phinehas Spelman,died of the smallpox on Dec 31,1783,age 47, (Durham,Connecticut)

Mr Phinehas Spelman,died of the smallpox on Dec 31,1783,age 47, (Durham,Connecticut)

James Edgcomb (1704) headstone. This headstone is smaller than nearby footstones.   JAMES  EDGCOMB  DIED JULY  Ye 7th 1704  IN Ye 17 YEAR  OF HIS AGE

James Edgcomb (1704) headstone. This headstone is smaller than nearby footstones. JAMES EDGCOMB DIED JULY Ye 7th 1704 IN Ye 17 YEAR OF HIS AGE

American History of Cemetaries and Gravestones

American History of Cemetaries and Gravestones

Cemeteries and gravestones allow for a look into the history and cultures of the past, establishing an important visual record and some insight into the changing attitudes of death. Gravestones are art. Art that changes over time and tells a story....

A good example of the transition from the death's head to the winged cherub, representing the soul.

A good example of the transition from the death's head to the winged cherub, representing the soul.

and yet another...actually hooking a rug that is quite similar to this...

Early Gravestone Art in Charleston

and yet another...actually hooking a rug that is quite similar to this...

Ebenezer Price - Gravestone of Andrew Briant, 1750, Westfield, New Jersey.

Ebenezer Price - Gravestone of Andrew Briant, 1750, Westfield, New Jersey.

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