Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 220 pages
Author: T. Snider
Other: b&w photos, further reading
Publisher: Independently Published
Graveyards don't exist merely to shelter the dead. They also nurture the living. As strange as it sounds, America's garden cemeteries were the nation's first public parks! People used to visit graveyards not just to mourn the dead, but to have a fun day in nature.
Along with this renewed appreciation for historic cemeteries, comes the realisation that we have forgotten the meaning behind many of the symbols and acronyms our ancestors left on headstones.
This book with help history buffs, genealogists, ghost hunters and other curiosity seekers gain a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the forgotten messages behind the symbols found on headstones.
Please note, as this is US published book, all the examples relate the symbols found on graves in the US. But many are symbols are similar right around the world.
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