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Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York.

The work you see at the top of our Gallery page was sculptured by Master Saccomanno in 1876.
The work is in Italy and in memory of Captian Erasmo Piaggio.

By Master Navone.
This monument stands indoors at the Genova cemetery, Genova, Italy. By this group setting, the artist meant to eternalize the remembrance of the high munificence of the deceased. At the bottom one sees a nun, holding a sick child on her knee. She is beseeching God to restore the little patient's health, and awaiting that the great benefactor (the deceased) grants the child shelter in the charitable institution of which the he is a patron. At the top Science and Beneficence are represented; the latter is contributing her alms to the Sister and looking at the deceased benefactor.

Stone cutter unknown
The Association for Gravestone Studies was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods.

The earliest marked grave in Old City Cemetery is for Daniel Lynes of Connecticut (born October 18, 1792; died February 3, 1829). During the Territorial Period, most graves were marked with wooden headboards and fences. Gravestones had to be ordered from distant places. This simple marble tablestone was probably carved in New York, where Mr. Lynes' family apparently remained, and then shipped to Florida.
The inscription on Mr. Lynes's headstone reads, in part:
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Daniel
Lynes, a Merchant of the City of New
York.... Died here, St. Marks, where
he was journeying for his health....
This Monument is erected by his
afflicted relatives in grateful
remembrance of a Kind Husband, an
affectionate Father and warm Friend.

Visit Daniel Lynes Grave Site, click here.

By Master Monteverde.
At the turn of this century Monteverde was as popular as Elton John is today. Here he has erected a true masterpiece, and one still recognized today. The Angel, who guards the urn, is admired for the perfect moulding of the arms, neck and head, the deep and soft expression of grief which appears on her features; she holds a trumpet in her right hand, as if ready to sound it on the last judgement day.

By Master Costa.
A young woman, already passed away, is represented with a wreath of roses round her head; she is consoling her dying sister and showing her the way to heaven.
Everything you see besides the trees in the background are part of the memorial, the body rests inside the image of the bed.

And what's a gallery to memorial art without a visit to Barre, Vermont?
Visit Barre Cemeteries, click here.

Every cemetery should have THIS web page!!!
To see what I mean, click here.

Captian Kidd's Treasure Marker.
He buried a large amount of his treasure on Gardiners Island, a half-mile inland from its western coastline. He did this with the permission of the island's owner, Jonathan Gardiner, the grandson of Lion Gardiner. Kidd marked the burialspot with a cairn, a large pile of rocks. The vine-covered cairn still stands on the island, near a granite marker erected in the 19th Century. To learn more about Captian Kidd, click here.

By Master Fabiani.
Note the stone jutted up from the coffin's lid.
The woman, engraved with a perfect and subtle sense of art by last centuries' celebrated sculptor Fabiani, is the personification of the deceased's soul who is ascending to Heaven. A multitude of little angels descends to meet him, carrying wreaths of flowers.

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St. Pat's Cemetery, Huntington, NY, USA

Send your work today!   Full galleries available or just send the one you want to show off.
You do not need to be a member to "show off" in our gallery. In fact you don't even have to be a monument builder.
If you produced a handsome work of art, or just snapped a picture of one, send your photo to:

Art Gallery
P.O. Box 70
McCormick, SC  29835

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