Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards (Paperback)

Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards By H. E. Cameron (Editor), Tui Snider Cover Image
By H. E. Cameron (Editor), Tui Snider
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Guide to Historic CemeteriesUnderstanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider is a reference book for genealogists, history buffs, ghost hunters and others seeking to learn the forgotten meanings of cemetery symbols in historic graveyards.
Find out:
  • Why garden cemeteries were America's first public parks
  • The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard
  • How the skull and crossbones evolved into cherubs
  • Why symbols matter
Learn about:
  • The different types of American cemeteries
  • The history of grave robbing
  • The symbolic meaning of coins, stones, and seashells at grave sites
  • Common Latin phrases on headstones
  • Saints, angels, and other cemetery statuary
  • Symbols for secret societies and clubs
  • Different types of crosses
  • Common cemetery architecture styles
  • The symbolic meaning of plants, flowers, and trees
  • Different types of headstone styles, monuments, and mausoleums

About the Author

Tui Snider (TuiSnider.com) is a writer, speaker & photographer specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cemetery symbolism & haunted lore. Her award-winning books include: "Unexpected Texas," "Paranormal Texas," and "The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber." She is currently working on several books, including one about quirky and unusual burial sites.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547047215
ISBN-10: 1547047216
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 232
Language: English