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.
photographed at Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, Grundy, Illinois
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