Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - White Bronze Hand

Here is another excellent example of a cast zinc or "white bronze" gravestone. This one is a little more ornate than the one I previously posted. This stone memorializes Dr. Augustus F. Hand and his family of Morris, Grundy, Illinois.

  
DOCTOR
A. F. HAND
Born Shoreham, VT
July 11, 1816
Graduated
Ill. College 1845
Settled in Morris 1847
where he practiced
his profession
more than 40 years
Died June 15, 1890
Aged
73 Y'rs 11 Mo's 4 D'ys

Notice the interesting wear patterns on the metal

His loyal companion on the base

photographed at Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, Grundy County, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the image of the loyal dog missing his master tugs at the heart!

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