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John Wright : The Hieroglyph Carver of Londonderry

SC001.1973.064.234.002 (RS12842)

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Collection Name
Old-Time New England
Collection Code
SC001
Dates
1973
Date Notes
Volume 64, Number 234 (Fall, 1973)
Abstract
Some gravestones leave one confused. What do the symbols represent? What was the meaning of hearts, birds or stars superimposed on skulls? Why do some skulls frown while others smile? Stonecutters' daybooks and diaries from the time didn't talk about designs, but a look at the work of New Hampshire gravestone carver John Wright provides some insight.
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Collection Type
Serials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Article ID: 213
GUSN
169832
Reference Code
SC001.1973.064.234.002

Record details

Originator
Peter Benes (Author)
Publisher
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Publisher Series
Old Time New England
Place of Publication
Boston, Mass.
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1973). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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