Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Heart of the Association for Gravestone Studies

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 to further the study and preservation of gravestones.  With approximately 1,000 members worldwide, the Association brings together a wide variety of people to protect and preserve graveyards all around the world. … Continue reading

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A Photographic Tour of New Orleans’ Historic Cemeteries

New Orleans: Cemeteries by Eric J. Brock My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little gem is part of a series which collects historic photographs of Americana. Images of America: New Orleans Cemeteries includes hundreds of black-and-white photographs of more … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #77: Lafayette Cemetery #1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 1400 Washington Street New Orleans, Lousiana 70115 Founded: 1833 Size: one city block Number of interments: 7,000+ Open: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to noon. Closed: Sunday and holidays (except … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

In the heart of San Francisco stands a solitary grave.  I’d driven past it for years, always hurrying down Franklin Street on my way somewhere else.  One sunny summer day while my daughter was at Tutu Camp, I decided to make … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #76: Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve 5175 Somersville Road Antioch, California 94509 Telephone: (510) 544-2750 Founded: circa 1865 Size: one acre Number of interments: at least 235 Park/Gate Hours: Always opens at 8 a.m. Closing time varies with the … Continue reading

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