Crawford Cemetery

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© Christopher Richards
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UploadedOctober 11, 2009
TakenJuly 16, 2009
ModelCanon PowerShot SD630
Exposure1/160 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.8 mm
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Taken in Alexandria, New Hampshire. This is a very small, and quite old, cemetery. I think the most recent death was in the early 80's, but the vast majority are from over a hundred years ago. A good number of these have flags next to them, along with a medallion signifying that the deceased was a veteran, many from the civil war. Others are of people who were alive for the revolution. The one here closest to where I was standing, is of Ira Crawford, 1860, at the age of 64. His family name is on the gate as you enter,

It's an interesting place; to think that this plot of land has remained unchanged over these decades, except for the wear on the stones and the occasion repair done damage. Weather alone will have a slow affect on them, though the bigger threat would come from trees and vegetation. So it's an example of select maintenance, allowing some things to wear down while protecting from other encroaching elements.

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  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Well done. Also nice story to go with it.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    forgot to vote yesterday after I said I did. ..but just did. better late than never.

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