A most spectacular find in the woods of Coventry, Rosanna Kenyon, 1861, Aged 24 years, 5mo. &23 days. This picture was going to be saved for a celebratory post but instead it will act as a good luck charm. I will save the celebration for another day.
After a summer away from my blog, I have many stones to share in anticipation of all those snow-covered burial ground landscapes I plan on taking pictures of in the coming months. Until then, let’s start with Lydia Ann Andrews - August 16, 1858 - Coventry, RI. Another tombstone which may formerly have had a daguerreotype attached. Very rare indeed.
As part of my larger “project” I am documenting what I believe to be the fusion of early photography and tombstones in Rhode Island. These two mediums (photography and gravestones) I believe speak the same language of memory and death.
This is the back of one such stone in Providence from 1859. Tomorrow, I will post the front.