New England Headstone, South Carolina - click to enlarge

New England Headstone, South Carolina

This is an old headstone from one of the cemeteries in the Charleston ‘old town’ section.

New England Headstone, South Carolina - click to enlarge
New England Headstone, South Carolina – click to enlarge

I was always surprised at just how similar the styles of design were in Charleston, New England, and many of the other places we have photographed.

I never thought headstone carving could be an industry. But it was. For almost 200 hundred years they were all carved, then shipped, from New England quarries. In the 1860’s that stopped and it’s clearly a different look from then on.

 

 

Leave Comments - Thank You

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s