Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Amsy in the Field

This gravestone is in memory of Amsy, about who little is known. The small obelisk stands about three feet tall. The name is still legible but the dates and other information has nearly weathered away. It is located on the very edge of the oldest portion of Seward Mound Cemetery. Only a simple barbed-wire-and-post fence separates it from the neighboring farm.

Seward Mound is a small (less then 1,000 burials) township cemetery. It is a rectangle property marked by pine trees at the corners and lying within farmland. It is in rural Kendall County, Illinois.

Photographically, I find this picture interestingly composed. The gravestone is pictured correctly up and down, but it is actually tilting. The background of the farm field has the illusion of sloping down to the left. It almost makes me dizzy looking at it!
© 2012 Sally Knudsen