Bearish Lamb-Hindustan Cemetery, Hindustan

MontgomeryBearishLamb.jpg

Title

Bearish Lamb-Hindustan Cemetery, Hindustan

Subject

Sheep
Lambs
Bears

Description

Although the name is not visible on this stone, Find A Grave shows an identical tombstone with the same death year and age as Montgomery indicated in her ledger: Moss E. Houston born 1884, died 1897. It is unclear if Montgomery described the tombstone design as "bearish" to distinguish it from other lamb tombstones, or if she was suggesting the design may have been a bear. Houston was 13 when he died, so a lamb would have been an appropriate design to symbolize his status as an adolescent.

Creator

Montgomery, Pauline

Source

Pauline Montgomery Indiana tombstone photographs and records, Collection C386
Ledger pg. 95, entry no. 7

Publisher

Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

Date

1962

Contributor

Meyer, Matthew
Morrison, Katherine

Rights

Copyright owner: Indiana University

Format

Photograph

Identifier

Donor image number 949

Coverage

Hindustan Cemetery, Hindustan
Monroe County

Citation

Montgomery, Pauline, “Bearish Lamb-Hindustan Cemetery, Hindustan,” Indiana University Archives Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/iubarchives/items/show/958.

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