October 1860

October 1860

From a walk.

October 1860
October 1860

It’s interesting the small pieces of information you can collect, without really knowing it.

This head stone was carved by a New England master engraver, in Charleston South Carolina. At least that’s what all the small ‘signs’ point to.

New England provided most stone carvings throughout the south. Especially intricate head stones. They had been doing it since the 1700’s. However just before the Civil War several New England companies moved to the Charleston area. Their customers were here, and so was the big money.

The stone here is carved with scroll work similar to the older stones, but  has a prominent southern Palmetto tree. Also the date is 1860, just before the war when money was plentiful.

Now… if I could just remember what I had for lunch yesterday !

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