Tag Archives: Mount Auburn Cemetery

A New England Road Trip Companion

New England Cemeteries: A Collector’s Guide by Andrew Kull My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book jacket describes this as the “first and only” guide to the cemeteries of New England. I’m curious to know if that’s true. I … Continue reading

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A Necessary Cemetery Book

The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History by David Charles Sloane My rating: 5 of 5 stars Any collection of cemetery books MUST include this one. This is the history of American graveyards pulled together into one readable, fascinating … 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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What’s the prettiest cemetery in springtime?

Several years ago, I took a graveyard tour in the springtime, driving from Boston to Philadelphia and back to New York City.  I saw 17 cemeteries in 10 days, each lovelier than the last.  So my question to you is: … Continue reading

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The primary text on Mount Auburn Cemetery

Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory And Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery by Blanche M.G. Linden My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mount Auburn is arguably the most important cemetery in America. Founded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society … Continue reading

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