Thursday, November 3, 2011

Simple willow

The simple gravestone for Jacob Snyder (d. 1846) is not flashy, but it still has some interesting features: The shadow-like treatment of DIED is interesting, and the tablet itself is not rounded at the top, but comes to a point.

Add to that the attractively simple willow, and this becomes one nice gravestone. Too bad there is no carver’s mark—at least not one that is legible.



JACOB SNYDER
DIED
AUG. 11, 1846
Aged
[4? 7?]0 Yrs, 10 Mont[hs]
[illegible]

Old Saint Peters Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio

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