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Artwork on Tombstones

Instead of stonework or statues, some modern tombstones have pictures or etchings that reflect the occupation or hobby of the deceased. This is creativity at its maximum, expressed in the shape or the message of the tombstone.

 

Colored Tombstone - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Logo of Dirk West, popular cartoonist - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Tombstone for a truck driver - Englewood Cemetery - Slaton, TX

Tombstone for a fishing enthusiast - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Cotton bale tombstone for a farmer - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Doves in flight - Riverside Cemetery - Milford, NH

Arrowhead shaped tombstone with embedded arrowheads - Beth El Cemetery - Cheyenne, WY

Decorated cross tombstone with baseball - Glennwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

River and waterfall artwork on tombstone - Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

Tombstone containing train bell and decorated with train drawing - Ajo Cemetery - Ajo, AZ

Big A tombstone for the family name - Hope Cemetery - Barre, VT

Tombstone decorated with theatre masks - Glenwood cemetery - Houston, TX

Rugged stone base for tombstone with plate and utensils decoration - Hope Cemetery - Barre, VT

Tombstone for a hunter - Shakespeare Cemetery - Lordsburg, NM

Stained glass in the tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

Stained glass in the tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

Stained glass in the tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

Stained glass in the tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

Multiple family members depicted on tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

 

 

 

 

History of man's life told on tombstone - Lexington Cemetery - Lexington, KY

Photos of dancing couple and their son on tombstone - Forest Lawn Cemetery -       Detroit, MI

International Harvester and tractor engraving - Oakwood Cemetery -  Grass Lake, MI

Tombstone with symbols of service as a USMC Korean War Vet and TWA pilot  - Oakwood Cemetery - Grass Lake, MI

Photo and symbols of favorite things as part of tombstone - Roselawn Cemetery -Palestine, TX

Farm scene pictured on tombstone - Roselawn Cemetery - Palestine, TX

Tile inlay on tombstone - Eaton Cemetery - Mexia, TX

A musical note on a tombstone - Natchez City Cemetery - Natchez, MS

 Geometric hangings for a tombstone - Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

 Covered wagon symbol for a pioneer - Beth El Cemetery - Cheyenne, WY

Time capsule site - Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, TX

Old wagon wheel embedded into flat tombstone - Beth El Cemetery - Cheyenne, WY

 

Tombstone in the shape of a race car - Hope Cemetery - Barre, VT

Tombstone comprised of Native American symbols for reinterred grandmother and grandson (see picture of story below) - Beth El Cemetery - Cheyenne, WY

Leaf decoration for side of tombstones - Der Stadt Friedhol Cemetery (the City Cemetery) - Fredericksburg, TX

Tennyson quote and flowers on tombstone - Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

Tombstone representing a house painter who used Sherwin Williams paint - Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

Tombstone with love cube - Hope Cemetery - Barre, VT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
     
     

 

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