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ERIC Number: ED408984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Pages: 7
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Grave Songs in Stone.
Hunter, J. Mark
A survey of images on gravestones yields a fascinating array of symbols and visual communication. This paper describes a project in which over 300 symbols in graveyards of the southeastern United States were examined. The method of recording the images and information about them was to photograph the symbol with a 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) and write down certain data. A typical entry would record the place, present date, sex of the person or people, dates of birth and death, and the symbols on the stone. Symbols are described according to the following categories: flora; fauna; shapes/symbols; tools/implements; scenes; insignia; and humanoid forms. The themes peculiar to these Southern graveyards were found to be mostly associated with the Confederacy. Nineteen figures present reproductions of various symbols. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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