Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Worthy in Wood

This tombstone is full of mystery. I photographed it one sunny day while wandering through Willard Grove Cemetery in western Will County, Illinois. My initial reaction was, "it's brown". On closer inspection, I believe it is also wood. And painted many times. And over 100 years old. Is that possible?

It has a nice rolling scroll carved on each side. It is set on a stone base. But no other marker around it looks the same.

 BABY WORTHY
W. E. WORTHY
born July 6, 1875
died July 16, 1876



It certainly seems like wood to me. What do you think? 
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© 2012 Sally Knudsen

1 comment:

  1. What a fascinating memorial. But I believe it is some sort of stone, possibly a sand stone which would account for the 'peeling' effect which can be caused by frost. It's beautiful no matter what it is made out of.

    Beneath Thy Feet

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