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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

The thing that drew me first to cemeteries was the artwork.  From the six-foot-tall limestone tree trunk in the graveyard near my parents’ house to the angels in Highgate Cemetery, I loved to see the sculpture best of all.  It … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

Forest Hills Cemetery’s original gateway had been Egyptian, styled after the ancient portico at Garsey, on the Upper Nile. The cemetery had been founded as nondenominational at the start.  Despite that, the cemetery’s 19th-century clientele rejected Egyptian architecture as too … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #28: Boston’s Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery 95 Forest Hills Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02130 Telephone: (617) 524-0128 info@foresthillscemetery.com Established: 1848 Size: 250 acres Number of interments: 99,000, as of 1998. No later figures are readily available. (See the final link below.) Open: The cemetery … Continue reading

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A Lovely Guide to Boston’s Forest Hills Cemetery

Garden of Memories: A Guide to Historic Forest Hills by Susan Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Founded in 1848, Boston’s Forest Hills is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I’ve ever visited. I owe that visit to stumbling … Continue reading

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