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A flower basket on a stump gravestone. Photo by Amanda Blackman

The gravestone of Johan-Richard Schram (1834-1898), in Chiswick Old Cemetery; a combination of Viking runestone and Christian memorial symbols. (Seeing Symbols)

Verdun Cemetery ~ Normandy ~ I wish those in government would be made to reflect upon this photo for 60 minutes. Bless our soldiers!

Cemetery image in Nong Khai in Northeast Thailand. (Photo by Peter Kelly Studios) shadesandshadows....

Death mask of Marie-Antoinette by Marie Tussaud.

eat midnight suppers. neglect your bowels.

Russian tombstone in Florence cemetary~oooh, good tombstone inspiration!

1703 British Pendant at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This intricate jewel is in the form of a coffin which opens to reveal a panel of woven hair, initials, and an enamelled skull. It is an unflinching reminder of man's mortality while specifically commemorating the death of a particular individual, the now unknown PB. Such graphic imagery was a widely accepted part of the rituals surrounding death in the years around 1700."

St Alfege Church Crypt, Mr John Cattarns, 1801, Inside the crypt at St Alfege church in Greenwich

Note the direction from which the hands are drawing back the curtains. New Orleans Cemetery. Notice the husband's death date was never entered.

Posthumous engraving of Charlotte de Corday, Citizen Hauer, painter, drew her likeness in the criminal chamber while she awaited the results of the deliberations. (She had murdered Jean Paul Marat.)This engraving was distributed in 1793 after her death.

Year: 1780-1810 Price: sold Description: This is one of the finest pieces of memorial jewelry I have ever had. Commemorates the death of a mother and several of her children.