Friday, September 16, 2011

James Huff’s willow and urn

The sandstone tablet marker at the grave of James Huff (d. 1834) has weathered significantly. It almost looks as though it is melting. Someday soon the inscription may be impossible to read, but so far, the carving of the willow and urn is holding up better—only just.

And what a fine carving it is! Look how some willow branches fall behind the urn, some fall in front, giving the carving an interesting depth.

died Sept. 24, 1834;
aged 46 years.

Burnside Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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