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    Her hands were clasped upon her breast. We kissed her loving brow, and in our aching hearts we knew, We have no Violet now.

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    Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse NY - Bottom reads: In less than one revolving year, She was a Maid a Bride a Corpse. Adorned with every grace & possessing every personal charm & mental excellence. In her spring time she flew to that land where the wings of the Soul are unfurled. And now like a Star, beyond evenings cold dew looks radiently down on the tears of this world. This monument was erected to her memory by her Husband, whom She loved.

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    What a moving an beautiful epitaph ..Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse NY - Bottom reads: In less than one revolving year, She was a Maid a Bride a Corpse. Adorned with every grace & possessing every personal charm & mental excellence. In her spring time she flew to that land where the wings of the Soul are unfurled. And now like a Star, beyond evenings cold dew looks radiently down on the tears of this world. This monument was erected to her memory by her Husband, whom She loved.

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    Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

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    Sophia Victim of The Iroquois Theatre Disaster Dec 30 1903

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    Forbidden to marry a servant girl he loved. Sent to Europe for a year by his parents. Returned to find his love had been deported by his father, died of a broken heart. His distraught parents built this tomb over his grave. Father, mother, son and angel occupy the tomb. Father was named Blocher. He invented the last design for shoes. Located in Buffalo NY Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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    In Memory of two Children of Capt. Nathaniel & Mrs. Polly Storer. Samuel Storer, who was Drowned June 22d 1787 aged 5 Years & 3 Months also Nathanael Storer who died a few Days after having a Stone Extracted from his Bladder Decemr 18th 1793 aged 7 Years & 9 Months. The Old the Young they all must die As well as we in Dust to lye Stop Children dear as you pass by And see you're not too young to die.

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    In Memory of two Children of Capt. Nathaniel & Mrs. Polly Storer. Samuel Storer, who was Drowned June 22d 1787 aged 5 Years & 3 Months also Nathanael Storer who died a few Days after having a Stone Extracted from his Bladder Decemr 18th 1793 aged 7 Years & 9 Months. The Old the Young they all must die As well as we in Dust to lye Stop Children dear as you pass by And see you're not too young to die.

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    "In Memory of two Children of Capt. Nathaniel & Mrs. Polly Storer. Samuel Storer, who was Drowned June 22d 1787 aged 5 Years & 3 Months also Nathanael Storer who died a few Days after having a Stone Extracted from his Bladder Decemr 18th 1793 aged 7 Years & 9 Months. The Old the Young they all must die As well as we in Dust to lye Stop Children dear as you pass by And see you're not too young to die."

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    "In Memory of two Children of Capt. Nathaniel & Mrs. Polly Storer. Samuel Storer, who was Drowned June 22d 1787 aged 5 Years & 3 Months also Nathanael Storer who died a few Days after having a Stone Extracted from his Bladder Decemr 18th 1793 aged 7 Years & 9 Months. The Old the Young they all must die As well as we in Dust to lye Stop Children dear as you pass by And see you're not too young to die."

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    A little on the nose, but it's such strong of a story with so many open possibilities for both of these people

    The most sadly romantic thing ever…

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    Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

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    "This Grave is Full" May 1866, St Mary's Churchyard, Bath, England

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    this is betty's grave

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    This is the hidden grave of Robert, Agnes & Jeanne Balds. Three children who lived in Culross & died of the plague on 14th September 1645. Their grave was put out on Culross moor, now a forestry plantation..

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    The Angel of Bodie. Three year old Evelyn was part of a group of children watching a man dig a trench with a pick axe. He didn't know that little Evelyn was standing behind him and she was struck with the axe.

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    Funny Tombstones

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    Headstone in graveyard of Bodie ghost town in Northern California. It is the memorial for a 3-year-old girl Evelyn Myers whose head was accidentally pierced by a miner's pick ax. Bodie Cemetery (Wards Section), Bridgeport, Mono, California

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    Iron Foot Eva

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    little boy sculpture headstone

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    Unusual art on a gravestone - the deathbed of the deceased.

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    Grave of Bill Doolin Grave of bank robber Bill Doolin, founder of the Wild Bunch (also know as the Doolin-Dalton Gang). Seen in Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma."Killed August 25, 1896 near Lawson, Oklahoma Territory by Deputy United States Marshal Heck Thomas and Posse."

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    Early figural slave grave marker at Chicora Wood Plantation, South Carolina. Photo by Brandon Coffey.

    Anonymous Works: Slave Grave Marker

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    The "Bird Girl" statue was sculpted in 1938 by Sylvia Shaw Judson and was purchased by Savannah's Lucy Boyd Trosdal who placed it atop a family gravesite in Bonaventure Cemetery. It stood there for 50 years before Jack Leigh photographed it for the cover of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Made so popular by the book and movie, the statue was moved to the Savannah's Telfair Museum of Art to keep from being destroyed.

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    Evans Trio ~ The epitaphs on these three gravestones, starting at the left: Gravestone #1: "One by one they come / Father and Mother / Will welcome them home." Gravestone #2: "Absent but not forgotten" Gravestone #3: "Say not Good-night, / but in some brighter / clime bid me / Good-morning". Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

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