Monday, March 21, 2011

Farber Gravestone Collection

This is quite an unusual but possibly very useful site to some.  The American Antiquarian Society makes available the Farber Gravestone Collection.This site documents the sculpture on over 9,000 gravestones made prior to 1800, mostly in New England, but does include some from as far away as Nova Scotia and North Carolina. It's the work of the late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber and incorporates into the collection the work of Harriette Merrifield Forbes and Dr. Ernest Caulfield. This site documents the artistic creation as well as records of biographical information. Accompanying the photographs you will find name and death date of the deceased and the location of the stone.

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