Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - A Tombstone

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Black and White Wednesday is run by Lisa over at
The Long Road to China.

I'm currently featuring a CT state park theme for my B&WW photos.




This headstone is one of several at Gay City State Park in Hebron, CT. From what I can read of the faded inscription: In memory of Matilda, daughter of Mr. Henry and Mrs. Molly S Sumner, who died April 19th, 1808 in the 7th year of her age. Gay City was a religious community founded by Rev. Henry Sumner in 1796. At the park, I took a lot of shots of this little cemetery, as well as a lovely rock wall that you can see in the background.

11 comments:

Love Letters To China said...

What an eerie photo. I love the way the b&w allows you to read the inscription on the headstone. Great job!

Cleo said...

GREAT job in the photography!
7 years old???
So tragic....
Just stopping in via B&WW!
God bless & keep up the good photography work! ;)

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Wow, cool shot. 1808, over 200 years ago, crazy!!

Sonora said...

That is really cool! It is a haunting photograph. Well done!

Tracey said...

Very nice... I alomost posted a grave pic too. I may have to do that next week~!

Sephysmomma said...

I love it!! I have been wanting to take Sephy to the cemetery and do pics. I found a photographer a while back and some of her best work was at the cemetery.

Donna said...

This is a powerful photo. Graveyards are such a mix of emotions. Serene and beautiful but a gathering spot for those who have been consumed with grief. Usually filled with old people there for a peaceful "rest" but some children are there too. Even after two hundred years, you can still imagine the grief of her parents when you see this grave marker. How many times did they visit here? If she'd lived, how many descendants would she have had? It gives me goosebumps.

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Wanda said...

My, that is such a moving shot.

azmamma said...

how sad that is was for a little girl :(
An Az Mom

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! So sad. What a great picture though. I pray her family was able to overcome their loss. How sad. I can not imagine.

Alyson and Ford said...

Sad but beauty.
Lovely place to showcase a B&W photo.

Alyzabeth's Mommy