Friday, August 7, 2015

Faces in the Crowd at Cedar Hill Cemetery




Cynthia was two years old when she died.
Her parents must have wanted to remember the happy days, not the sad ones. 


"I sleep to awaken."
One of a pair of haunting female faces on the tomb of Horace Wells, inventor of anesthesia.




Groupon sold many coupons for discount-priced togas in the 19th century.


James Laurie, a Scot, was the founder and first president of 
The American Society of Civil Engineering.

18 comments:

Andy said...

I might as well enjoy everyone else's monument. I won't be around to see mine.

Birdman said...

Toga! Toga! Toga!

Sharon Anck said...

A nice stroll through the cemetery.

Karl Demetz said...

Somehow different portraits... but always beautiful !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness they're beautifully sculpted Jack, hope they don't put my face on mine :)

Sylvia K said...

They are beautifully sculpted indeed, Jack, and I do agree with Grace -- hope they don't put my face on mine!! That's probably the reason I plan to cremated!!! Hope you have a great weekend, Jack! Enjoy!!

VP said...

Some quite grand funerary monuments!

Halcyon said...

A nice selection of gravestones. I especially like little Cynthia.

Lynette said...

Jack, that first photo is absolutely amazing. I am so happy that you took it! And I have to say that you're a total hoot--Groupon! Toga coupons! Love this post, honey.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's always interesting to see gravestones from other parts of the world and other periods of history. Old graves in England sometimes feature skulls and bones which is difficult to understand nowadays.

Luis Gomez said...

What a beautiful work Jack.

RedPat said...

Always with the portraits, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Poignant and distinctive tombstones, Jack.

Michelle said...

Beautiful photographs. I always enjoy the Gothic nature of cemetery sculpture.

jennyfreckles said...

I love wandering round cemeteries. We don't seem to have so many faces on ours round these parts, only one angel in my local graveyard (beautiful though). The children's graves always make me sad. Sweet little Cynthia, her family must have been broken-hearted, I hope her likeness brought them peace. A heartfelt thank you to Mr Wells too. Life before anaesthesia must have been terrible.

EG CameraGirl said...

These tombstones are much fancier than the ones in the cemetery near me!

Kate said...

Cemeteries and their tombs and headstones are fascinating and give material for much imagination. I often wonder about the family and its sorrow when I see markers of young children.

Kay said...

Groupon, indeed! (And angel wings are thrown in as a special deal on first Fridays.)
Cynthia's tombstone is especially poignant.