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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Mary Jo Bole was in town for the summer, doing an artist-in-residency stint at the Headlands Center for the Arts. I was trying to show her a good time, but although we’d known each other for years via mail art … Continue reading

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Obscura Day 2012 in Graveyards around the World

April 28th, 2012 — Obscura Day — is an international celebration of unusual places, full of expeditions, back room tours & explorations of the hidden wonders in your own hometown. There are several cemetery-based explorations this year: Explore the Glasgow … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Art of the Victorian Cemetery in America

Victorian Cemetery Art by Edmund Vincent Gillon Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars Published in 1972 when Americans were beginning to wake up to the kinds of landscapes they were surrounding themselves with, Victorian Cemetery Art proposed that people … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #57: Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132 Telephone: 215-228-8200 Founded: 1836 Size: 78 acres Number of interments: 75,000 Open: Weekdays 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Weekends 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission: always free THIS … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Thomas O. Larkin served as the only United States consul to Mexican province of Alta California during the 1840s.  He was captured during California’s transition to the United States. After annexation, he became a “merchant prince” in California, speculating in … Continue reading

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