February 19 1898

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© Steven Schutz
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In an effort to decipher the worn stone I cropped the photo and proceeded to apply filters in hopes of reading what was left of the letters and numbers but not much success was had.

The name and a good portion of the date of birth were too worn away to make any determination as to their true identity, just enough to see something was there but not enough to make anything out for certain.

There are several lines of text below the dates but again, not enough words made out to even guess as to the saying or verse.

The stone looks to have at one time been in the ground judging from the colors and state of the rock in the regular photos and in person, now it is sitting on a sturdy cement slab that will probably outlast the crumbling and at one time ornately carved memorial.

This photograph and many plethora of others were taken at the legendary Bellefontaine Cemetery during a recent trip to St Louis Missouri for a JPG meet-up.
It was my 3rd trip to St Louis and 1st to the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
I would travel there just to walk amongst the trees and serene and tranquil settings.
It is a place one must see in person...seriously...

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  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (2 May 2012):

    I believe you about the tranquil setting amongst trees, we have a gorgeous cemetery here with elaborate tombstones in the older section. I do not get over there very often as it is a longish drive and with the price of gas ... Still, I am hoping to get there before our summer heat and humidity turns oppressive. What you wrote about the above photo is very interesting, like you, I want more of a description to where and why the photo was taken, but I do not always write as much as I should in a description and I always title my photos, I really am not very interested in viewing an 'untitled' photo and with no description what so ever.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 May 2012):

    Friggin' Fabulous Financial Focus entry!

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