Foss monument, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Stereo views: Mass.: Cambridge: Mt. Auburn Cemetery

GUSN

GUSN-195215

Description

A stereograph of the Jacob Foss monument in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The monument is in the form of a granite obelisk, surmounted by a religious figure holding a book or Bible. Masonic symbols are cut into the stone. There are two inscriptions on the front of the monument, the higher one of which reads: Make us eternal truths receive, and practice all that we believe. This is taken from a poem/hymn variously attributed to Charlemage and Rabanus Maurus under the title, "Veni Creator Spiritus". A marble sculpture of a lamb sits on a table in front of the monument and next to a garden seat. The monument is on lot number 719 and is located on Snowdrop Path. Jacob Foss was a businessman and philanthropist from Cornish, New Hampshire who lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts and died in 1866. He first married Mehitable Clark and then remarried to Martha Abbie Howland.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sepulchral monuments
obelisks (monumental pillars)
granite (rock)
marble (rock)
Egyptian Revival
garden seats
funerary sculpture
lambs
cemeteries
tables (support furniture)
stereographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000355
AccessID 538
Other identifier HNEDID-000355

Physical Description

1 stereograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USMA.0280.0020.001

Date Notes

ca. 1860

Places

Mount Auburn (Cambridge, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]

Record Details

Originator

Barnum, Deloss (photographer)

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Other People

Foss, Jacob, 1793-1866

Other Organizations

Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, Mass.)

Subjects

Freemasonry
Snowdrop Path (Mount Auburn Cemetery)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Stereo views: Mass.: Cambridge: Mt. Auburn Cemetery