Our cemeteries are not only our outdoor history books but also our outdoor art museums. The older cemeteries especially have statues, bas-reliefs, even photos. Here are some faces of the silent city.
Weathered bas-relief on a cast-zinc tombstone at Pioneers Rest (1850).
Angel at Pioneers Rest.
Bas-relief at Oakwood.
Confederate soldier statue at Oakwood.
Cameo on the tombstone of a member of the Evans Roma clan at Rose Hill (1929).
Detail of The Last Supper, Mount Olivet.
ery cool,exactly the kind of stuff I go to old cemeteries to look at.
Thanks, Joe. I spend a lot of time in cemeteries. I should take a cot.
What a wonderful blog! I saw a link to it on the “Remember In Ft. Worth. . . ” Facebook site a couple of days ago and I have been spending hours here since then.
I wonder if the old lady pic from Rose Hill is a FW Roma? All that treasure worn on her neck!
Thank you, Sally. Based on my research, she was indeed a Fort Worth Roma. I went out to Rose Hill to photograph those cameos after reading about the Romas.