Lasting Impressions: The Art, Symbolism and History Found in Graveyards and Cemeteries
By Paulette Chernack
From their own extensive collection of hundreds of gravestone rubbings and photographs, the author and the illustrator, a mother/daughter team, have carefully compiled an exceptionally beautiful book of over 300 images concentrating on the art, symbolism, and history found in graveyards and cemeteries.
An extensive index illustrating the symbolism carved on gravestones, information about how to properly rub a gravestone, important conservation and preservation notes, and a comprehensive study guide for educators makes Lasting Impressions an important resource book for anyone interested in learning more about American gravestone carving of the 17th-19th centuries.
Each book section decodes the iconology found on New England gravestones, and other locations, including New Orleans cemeteries with its so-called “Cities of the Dead."