"Gone But Not Forgotten": Two Hundred Years of Epitaph Memorialization in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Author(s): Mary Ann Owoc; Janna Napoli

Year: 2015

Summary

 Notable trends in the popularity, visibility, origin, and content of gravemarker epitaphs in north-western Pennsylvania from 1800 to the present are presented and discussed within the context of regional and general marker analyses. Notable patterns in epitaph selection and use are also examined alongside comparative consumer and industry data from professional monument manufacturers and organizations to present a comprehensive picture of how the interface of ideology, sentiment, consumer culture, and the monument industry has influenced cemetery material culture over the last 200 years.  

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"Gone But Not Forgotten": Two Hundred Years of Epitaph Memorialization in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Mary Ann Owoc, Janna Napoli. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433948)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Historic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 133