Another very interesting family crypt/mausoleum from St. Louis #1 Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. Looks like there is brick and cement making up the construction of the actual crypt with a group of marble panels decorating the front. In addition, there is a very nice gate surrounding the entire perimeter of the crypt house.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Today we have another family crypt from the famous St. Louis #1 Cemetery in New Orleans. This is a neat family vault with old bricks and cement.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Today we start posting photos from the magnificent St. Louis #1 Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. It is without a doubt one of the neatest cemeteries in the World. Only Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA is in the same league as this cemetery. The cemetery has all above ground family mausoleums and this is one of them. The name of the family is on a plaque on the front of the crypt, but it is difficult to read. The crypt next to it is also neat. You can see that repair work has been done to these crypts over the years (notice the newer cement work among the old bricks).
Monday, June 30, 2014
Yesterday we featured Gideon Liscomb's tombstone and today we have his wife, Sarah's tombstone. It has the same raised and inscribed lettering as Gideon's, especially since it is a shared tombstone. The Liscomb Family name is at the bottom center of the tombstone. Strangely, Sarah's tombstone has the same hole and markings at the bottom of it as did Gideon's. This hole is much more pronounced than the one on Gideon's tombstone. This really looks like it was struck with something sharp and the eerie orange-red color coming from it looks like a wound, or almost like the tombstone is weeping. I really hope this tombstone was not a victim of vandalism.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Yesterday we had the photo of Francis Liscomb's tombstone and the story of my "rescuing" it. Today we have the tombstone of Francis' father, Gideon Liscomb. It is a shared tombstone with his wife. The words "father" and Gideon's name are in raised letters and the rest of the tombstone is inscribed. Notice the strange hole on the bottom of the tombstone and the apparent markings surrounding it. I am not sure what happened to this stone. Was it shot at one time? Was it hit with a sharp object or shovel? Was it drilled? We may never know but it is definitely interesting.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
I confess that before I took these photos I committed one of the cardinal sins when visiting a cemetery - I moved a tombstone. I felt justified in my sin as this stone was laying behind the base with the right side of the stone submerged into the ground. I slowly and carefully pulled the stone upright and carefully dragged it in front of the base and leaned it against the base. As you can see, the right side of the stone has been very weathered while submerged underground, practically making it unreadable. I was pleased I had "rescued" the stone because had I left it as it was the submersed section would have eventually become unreadable. Let me tell you - the stone is HEAVY! I could not believe how heavy it was! I even strained a chest muscle in moving it but it was worth it. I think Francis and the rest of the Liscomb Family would be happy with what I had done.
Friday, June 27, 2014
TOMBSTONE OF CAPT. WILLIAM PEACH & MARINA PEACH - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME
This tombstone is very interesting. It tells us that Captain Peach was lost at sea. This information immediately invites us to perform more research on how the tragedy came about. The inscribed symbols around the names on this tombstone are also very interesting and decorative. The top of the stone has been weathered and has taken on a darker color. The bottom of the stone retains much of its milky white appearance giving the total tombstone an interesting hue of colors. Take notice also of the foot stone. It has both the Captain and his wife's initials.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A weather worn tombstone. I am not sure if there was a design or other inscription above the name. There is no doubt this stone has seen a lot of storms! The inscription of the letters on the foot stone are in much better condition.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
TOMBSTONE OF CAPT. ERASTUS B. SALISBURY - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Mount Desert Island, ME
A tombstone of a Captain who lived 89 years. I like very much the floral pattern on the upper portion of the stone as well as the general shape of the tombstone. The base looks to be a different material than the tombstone. Perhaps the tombstone one stood by itself and later was "installed" into the concrete base. Notice also that the name is in raised letters and the title "Capt." and the dates are inscribed.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A lovely tombstone for a very young boy. Allie's name is in raised letters and the rest of the tombstone is inscribed. There is also an epitaph at the very bottom of the stone. I am thinking the object at the top center of the tombstone is floral but I am not sure.
Monday, June 23, 2014
TOMBSTONE OF WINFIELD S., JONATHAN N. & ADELAIDE V. HOPKINS - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME
This is an interesting tombstone. One stone with 3 children's names. These are the children of Isaac and Delia E. Hopkins. Presumably the eldest child, Winfield S., has his name, death date and age in raised letters while the younger children have their names, death dates and ages inscribed on the stone. The 2 younger children, Jonathan and Adelaide, sadly both died within a few months of each other. Their older brother died about 8 years later. It is important to note that when one first looks at this stone one might mistaken it for just a tombstone for Winfield because of the raised letters. But when one takes the time to read the entire stone one can see that 2 other siblings are also buried here. A very neat tombstone indeed!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
TOMBSTONE OF EBENZER W. & SARAH PEACH - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME
Interesting stone of Ebenezer and his wife, Sarah. What jumps out at me is that this couple each were 82 years and 1 month old when they died. Only a difference of 6 days else they would have died at the exact same age. Ebenezer's name is in raised lettering and the rest of the stone is inscribed. There is also a neat epitaph (very hard to read) at the bottom of the stone. There is also a foot stone, but only one.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
This stone has an eerie shadow looming over most of it. The color shading is amazing. Notice the pattern surrounding the word "DIED." The name has raised letters while the rest of stone is inscribed. There is also a foot stone with initials.
Friday, June 20, 2014
A very simple and traditional stone. The stone does look a but uneven around the curve and this could be from 124 years of age. Mrs. Young also has a foot stone. The inscription is clear and easily read.