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.

born July 6, 1875
died July 16, 1876

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

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