Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Porcelain Art - Part 2 of 2

Last week, I posted several gravestones with porcelain portraits.  They are from the stones of Eastern European immigrants in the Joliet, Illinois area.

"Tu Spociva" is Czech for "Here Lies" and "Tu Odpociva" is Czech for "Here Rests" or "At Rest".

Ann Vitanovec (1888-1918)

 Josef Fukas (1879-1929)

Josef Fukas proudly in his military uniform

Vakay Gyorgy (1893-1915?)

close up of Vakay Gyorgy

Surinak Family stone with 2 cameos
Ondrej Surinak (1860-1928)
Maria Surinak (1862-1942)
Andrew J. Surinak, Jr (1900-1978)
Jozef Surinak (1903-1929)

Close up of Surinak family cameos

I hope there are families researching these names.  What an unexpected piece of history these stones hold.