Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - White Bronze


This is a nice example of a cast zinc or "white bronze" cemetery marker. They were called white bronze strictly as a marketing ploy. Their "bluish" color usually stands out in a cemetery among more traditional stones. This stone for the Murphy and Carpenter family stands atop a concrete base.




The corner of the stone clearly reads:

American White Bronze Co.
Chicago, Ill

photographed at Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, Grundy, Illinois

More next time...

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

2 comments:

  1. I had not heard of white bronze before. Thanks for teaching me about that. It is a beautiful stone.

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    1. They are certainly unique. I usually come across a handful of them in area cemeteries.

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