TITLE

Written in stone

AUTHOR(S)
Baden, Karl
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Eye (0960779X);Autumn2006, Vol. 16 Issue 61, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the epigraphic collection of gravestones found around Boston, Massachusetts and Long Island, New York. It presents an analysis regarding the inscription of the word "died" carved in rock or cast in metal as well as its history. It states that before the introduction of various machines to carve or sandblast, the text was hand-lettered by artisans and the lettering was elaborate and idiosyncratic. It added that the older the tombstones the more one is to find "died" along birth and death dates.
ACCESSION #
32539408

 

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