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Early American gravestone art in photographs

Author: Francis Y Duval; Ivan B Rigby
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1978.
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The vivid and dramatic photographs of gravestones carvings contained in this book reveal some of the finest examples of Early American art. The authors travelled more than 60,000 miles--all through New England, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and visited nearly 3,000 old burial grounds. Their photographs show details and full views of stones dating from 1664 to 1901, though most are  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duval, Francis Y.
Early American gravestone art in photographs.
New York : Dover Publications, 1978
(OCoLC)892037745
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Y Duval; Ivan B Rigby
ISBN: 0486236897 9780486236896
OCLC Number: 4834723
Description: ix, 133 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The photographs --
Colonial and American stonecarvers of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries --
List of select burial grounds --
Alphabetical list of gravestone motifs
Responsibility: by Francis Y. Duval and Ivan B. Rigby.

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The vivid and dramatic photographs of gravestones carvings contained in this book reveal some of the finest examples of Early American art. The authors travelled more than 60,000 miles--all through New England, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and visited nearly 3,000 old burial grounds. Their photographs show details and full views of stones dating from 1664 to 1901, though most are from the 18th century, and beautifully recapture this vanishing art legacy.--back cover.

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