Thursday, April 19, 2012

Obelisk confession

This will not surprise anyone who has taken time to browse through the posts here on Gravestoned: I am just not that interested in obelisks.

Too tall. Too skinny. Too pointy.

The marble obelisk that marks the grave of Joseph Harbage (b. 1809, d. 1893) is an exception. Standing in the sunlight, it is quite attractive with its book-holding hand carving. Even better, the inscription includes bonus data: Place and date of birth.

That, and it is not too tall.

Oxfordshire Eng.
OCT. 11, 1809,
MAR. 10, 1893,
83 Y. 4 M. 29 D.

Foster Chapel Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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