Thoughts on cemeteries, funerary art, and death and dying in American culture.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I found this in a Springfield, Illinois, cemetery. It's not far from Abraham Lincoln's tomb.
At first blush, it's a pretty ordinary 1920's commercial marker, although it does appear that Mr. Ervin was a joiner -- I count three different organizations' symbols, with the last one being the one and only example of its type I've ever stumbled across: