Weeping Willow-Old Riverside Cemetery, Spencer

MontgomeryWillow.jpg

Title

Weeping Willow-Old Riverside Cemetery, Spencer

Subject

Willows
Trees

Description

Edward B. Lemon born 1817, died 1860. Weeping willows have a long history of appearing in tombstone designs. The weeping willow can symbolize the mourning and sorrow of death, as well as the biblical Tree of Life, resurrection, and life after death. Willows also carry connotations to classical Greek mythology. Montgomery noted that this tombstone is carved limestone.

Creator

Montgomery, Pauline

Source

Pauline Montgomery Indiana tombstone photographs and records, Collection C386
Ledger pg. 91, 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 906

Coverage

Old Riverside Cemetery
Owen County

Citation

Montgomery, Pauline, “Weeping Willow-Old Riverside Cemetery, Spencer,” Indiana University Archives Exhibits, accessed January 29, 2023, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/iubarchives/items/show/965.

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