A wonderful piece of academic architecture connected to an astounding family cemetery plot.
The Zehnder mausoleum in Cave Hill is accompanied by bronze portraits envisioning a reunion in the après vie. Updated with a proposed design source from the Mazzone monument in Florence, Italy.
An Egyptomaniacal monument of a bibliophile in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery.
A double shell monument offers an opportunity for a brief survey of infant funerary commemoration strategies.
One of the top-10 funerary portraits in the USA.
A 4-year-old boy sculpted in a realistic Prussian military getup of Franco-Prussian War vintage on his tomb in KENTUCKY? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, people.
An astonishing variant of an already improbable monument type.
A Louisville mayor celebrated by a Zolnay bust and some Byronic verse.
There was a remarkable desire to commemorate the first death of a local soldier or sailor after World War I.
Julius Langbein’s mausoleum makes aggressive claims on his behalf. See a new appendix with additional evidence for social competition among veterans!
There are some wonderful monuments that feature a symbolic empty chair.
A fascinating knockoff of Bobbie Carlyle’s Self-made Man sculpture with a portrait head of the deceased! *Chef’s kiss*
Come for the attractive memorial but stay to find a seemingly lost work by a little-known New York artist, Charles Michael Angelo Lang.
Daniel Miles died of wounds received repulsing Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg.
The monument of George Jago compels interest for its use of a popular song and its odd iconography.
Born enslaved in 1820, he was seen to his rest by 5000 admirers in 1883.
We look into a mausoleum and into another age, an age long gone and as dead as the cadavers within. And yet somehow a colored photograph of a hot summer day brings an immediacy and life to the departed. I hear cicadas and the cascade of water. A gentle breeze occasionally rustles the leaves. The father is yelling at them to BE STILL.
A masterpiece by Oronzio Maldarelli in Spring Forest Cemetery.
To borrow the Guide Michelin’s phrase, “vaut le voyage.”
Outstanding and informative private monuments erected for two Union Civil War veterans.