As this blog is new for me, I’m just beginning to discover some of the other great bloggers who are interested in cemeteries and cemetery photography.  I also discovered this meme, Taphophile Tragics, which I’m participating in for the first time this week.     Here’s my photo:

taken in Elmwood Cemetery in DeKalb, Illinois.   I like the simplicity of the clasped hands (a symbol usually found on stones from a certain era … which I’ll bring up in a future post), and how it just says “Elisabeth’s Grave” at the top.  What’s interesting is that there’s no last name, just her first name.   I modified it with a sepia tone, which makes it easier to see her date of death, in 1847.

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