Grave dolls were sometimes made and left at the grave of a deceased infant. It was made of wax, and had locks of hair from the deceased child. It sounds morbid by today's standards, but it was not too uncommon in the 19th century.
According to legend, this is the grave of a warlock. His head is burried either between his legs or in the stone at the top, and if reunited with his body, he'll come back to life. Rehobeth-Ridge Road Cemetery New Philadelphia, Ohio
‘Baby Trees’. In Tana Toraja, Indonesia, when a baby dies, a mother cuts a hole in a tree and places the child inside, sometimes in a coffin or basket. A tree may be used for a few babies and for decades. Photo credit: Derek Brown
Eddie and Josie Dimick, children of Otis Dimick, a prominent Rock Island businessman, both died on Oct. 22, 1878 of diphtheria - At first, the family dog would visit their graves when the family visited - But soon, he visited their graves every day, staying from sunrise to sunset - When the dog died, the family erected a monument memorializing his dedication.(cutedogpix.com)