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  • 1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont, 415 pp. (cemetery stones, monuments, and accessories) Due to the size of this book, I have broken the book into 4 sections in PDF. You can click on the thumbnail image of the “Index” page below to find the section of the book you wish to view, and then you can click on one of the following PDF links to view that section — Part 1. Title page through pp. 99 (about 14 MB) — Part 2. pp. 100-199 (about 14 MB) — Part 3. pp. 200-299 (about 14 MB) — Part 4. pp. 300-415 (17+ MB). Peggy B. Perazzo
    1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont title page 1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont Index

    Title Page

    Index / Contents

  • A Monument Speaks, by Irene Dindo Podskainy, Adams Granite Co., P.O. Box 126, Lewis Street, Barre, Vermont, 1961. (Today the Adams Granite Co. is known as Adams North Barre Granite.)
  • Aggregate Stone, on Wikipedia.
  • Alphabetical List of California Stone Carvers section of the “Historical California Cemetery Stone & Monument Carvers & Dealers Historical Research” on this Stone Quarries and Beyond web site.
  • American Cemeteries are Pagan − Impressions of a Foreign Visitor,” in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, No. 6, June 1895, pp. 366-368.
  • “Cross in Memory of Stephen Clare.” (1895) “The Maude Cross.” (1895) “Cross in Memory of John A. Smith.” (1895)

    “Cross in Memory of Stephen Clare.” (1895)

    “The Maude Cross.” (1895)

    “Cross in Memory of John A. Smith.” (1895)

  • American Stone Trade Magazine, published by American Stone Trade Company, Chicago, Illinois.  (Available on Google Books)
  • “Antietam Memorials” Brochure, Pangborn Corporation, Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • The Association For Gravestone Studies
  • Association For Gravestone Studies Archives (From the web site: “The AGS Archives contains collections donated primarily by members, and includes books, research papers, photographs, postcards, articles, and other gravestone related materials.  In April 2009, the AGS Board voted to transfer our Archives to the Department of Special Collections, University of Massachusetts , Amherst ….”
  • “‘Back in the Olden Days’ A Stone Cutter and His Trade,” by Charlote Cole, Manuscript student paper, 1979, Regional Studies Center at Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas.  [Note: a transcription of Cole’s taped interview with P.E. Stone, tombstone carver, is also available. The       paper includes Cole’s drawings of Stone’s carving tools, a copy of a Pfeiffer Stone Company, Batesville, Ark. pamphlet titled “Crystalline Oolitic Marble ‘Arkansas White’” and excerpts from the Padgett Marble Company, Knoxville, Tennessee, Catalog No. 26, 1930.]
  • Bell Marble Works Quarry Photographic Tour (located on the Marble Quarry RV grounds – open to the public)
  • Benicia Arsenal Photographic Tour
  • Berkeley Granite Company, Elberton, Georgia – Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, 1952 Design Series (cemetery stone and mausoleum catalog)
  • Front cover of Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia First page of Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia One of the pages in the Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

    Front cover of Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

    First page of Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

    One of the pages in the Wholesale Price List, Berkeley Blue Memorials, Berkeley Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

  • Book of Epitaphs (circa 1890s) (pdf) - Provided by Office of S. B. Sargent, Manufacturer of & Dealer in All Kinds of Marble & Granite Work, Tilton, New Hampshire  (The title and date of publication are unknown, although the S.B. Sargent company is listed in an 1893 publication.  The last half of the booklet is in German.)
  • Brunner and Lay Tool Catalog - Brunner & Lay, Manufacturers of Marble, Stone, Granite and Bricklayers’ Tools, Stone Jacks, Derricks, and Contractors’ Supplies, 570 West Polk Street, Corner Jefferson and Polk Streets, Chicago, Illinois. (No date of publication)
  • The Building Stone and Aggregate Industry of the San Francisco Bay Counties,” by Mort D. Turner, in Geologic Guidebook of the San Francisco Bay Counties, Bulletin 154, State of California Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Mines, San Francisco, pp. 235-238.
  • California Historic Cemetery Alliance: Protecting, Restoring, Educating, Preserving (CHCA), Dr. Bob LaPerriere, Chairman.
  • Carvers of Carroll County” (Arkansas), by Abby Burnett and Vineta Wingate, Carroll County Historical Quarterly 53 (Sept. 2008): 22-26, 47.
  • Cemeteries,” on Wikipedia. (Includes many photographs of marble cemetery stones around the world.)
  • Cemetery Monuments Made of Zinc, by Carol A. Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator, MCI, presented by the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute.
  • Charles Clements, Wholesale Granite Dealer – New Style Rock Work, 1890s, 372-378 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts – 36 La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois – Quarry, West Quincy, Mass. – Foreign Office, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary Monument Catalog, 339 Genesse St., Utica, New York (no date of publication)
Front cover of the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary monumental catalog Display of dies & bases in the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary monumental catalog Display of Monument No. 610 in the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary monumental catalog

Front cover of the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary
monumental catalog

Display of dies & bases in the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary monumental catalog

Display of Monument No. 610 in the Charles F. Earl & Co., American & Foreign Granites & Italian Statuary monumental catalog

Front cover of the F. C. Eaton, Barre, Vermont, monumental catalog Inside front cover listing the companies whose monuments are included in this catalog

Front cover of the F. C. Eaton, Barre, Vermont, monumental catalog

Inside front cover listing the companies whose monuments are included in this catalog

Page from F. C. Eaton, Barre, VT, monumental catalog (early 1900s) Page from F. C. Eaton, Barre, VT, monumental catalog (early 1900s) Page from F. C. Eaton, Barre, VT, monumental catalog (early 1900s)

 

Three examples of the monuments presented in the F. C. Eaton, Barre, Vermont, monumental catalog

 

Front cover of F. Barnicoat Statuary and Monument Catalog, 1903 Monument in the F. Barnicoat Statuary and Monument Catalog, 1903 Statuary in the F. Barnicoat Statuary and Monument Catalog, 1903

Front cover of F. Barnicoat Statuary and Monument Catalog, 1903 (pdf)

One of the monuments presented in the F. Barnicoat Catalog (pdf)

Examples of statuary presented in the F. Barnicoat Catalog (pdf)

"Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16" (front cover- Georgia) One of the monuments in the "Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16" monument catalog - Georgia Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover - Georgia)

Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 (front cover)

One of the monuments in the Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 monument catalog

Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover)

Front cover of Georgia Beautifies: Catalog Number Twenty-two The Amtry cemetery monument in Georgia Beautifies: Catalog Number Twenty-two Airplane view of the present plant of The Georgia Marble Finishing Works (circa 1940s)

Front cover of Georgia Beautifies: Catalog Number Twenty-two

The Amtry cemetery monument in
Georgia Beautifies: Catalog Number Twenty-two (pp. 2)

Airplane view of the present plant of The Georgia Marble Finishing Works, with the Etowa River in background (pp. 40)

  • Granite,” on Wikipedia. (Includes a photograph of a granite cemetery stone.)
  • Granite Magazine, published by A. M. Hunt & Co., Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts.  (Available on Google Books)
  • The Granite Cutters’ Journal Magazine, Vol. 34, 1910, and Vol. 35, 1911 (with more to come) (available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
  • Granite, Marble & Bronze Magazine, published by A. M. Hunt & Co., Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts.  (Several issues of this magazine are available on Google Books – Full View Books.)
  • Granite Marble & Bronze MagazineMemorial Art, by Hugo Elliott, Cambridge, Granite, Marble & Bronze, Massachusetts, The Warren Publications Press, 1923.  (The following quotation is from the Forward in this book:  “The material contained in the following pages was first published in monthly installments in Granite Marble & Bronze….”) (Available on the Internet Archive)

  • Grave (Burial),” on Wikipedia.
  • Grave Markers,” on Wikimedia Commons (Contents: Gravestones: Columns, crosses, obelisks, grave stars; External tomb chests; Grave sculptures: Bronze grave sculptures, Church monuments, and Funerary monuments in Islamic mausoleums; Regionally specific grave markers: Grave lanterns, Gorintōs, Grave orbs, and Kopjafa; Other materials: Wooden grave markers, Metal grave markers (Iron and Bronze); Grave markers by country; and Grave markers by occupant.)
  • Gravestone & Cemetery Preservation Past, Present & Future
  • Gravestone Symbols
  • Graves, Tombs, and Cemeteries Photographs on Flickr
  • Graveyard,” on Wikipedia. (Information and photographs of graveyards around the world are included.)
  • A Greenland Cemetery,” by James D. Dewell, in The Monumental News, August 1895, pp. 492-493. (This article is about a cemetery at the harbor of Sukkertoppen (Sugar Loaf), Greenland, July 1894. “…a settlement of four hundred Esquimaux under the Danish flat, a race without a history of a nationality; a people of Asiatic cast, whose progenitors were probably from a warmer clime.”)
  • Greenland Cemetery, looking south, from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895 Greenland Cemetery, “Opening Graves,” from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895 “Lutheran Church,” from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895

    Greenland Cemetery, looking south, from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895

    Greenland Cemetery, “Opening Graves,” from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895

    “Lutheran Church,” from “A Greenland Cemetery,” The Monumental News, August 1895

  • A Handbook of Ornament: With three hundred plates, containing about three thousand illustrations of the elements, and the application of decoration to objects, by Franz Sales Mever, First American Edition, New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1920s ?, 548 pp. (Contents: “Elements of Decoration,” The Geometrical Elements, Natural Forms, Artificial Objects; “Ornament Applied to Features,” “Decorated Objects,” Vases &c., Metal Objects, Furniture, Frames, Jewelry, Heraldry.) (This book is available for reading on the Internet Archive web site.)
  • Harrison Granite Company Clientele Catalog (& Monuments) (pdf), Harrison Granite Company, Established 1845, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Quarries & Works:  Barre, Vermont, January 1, 1918, 24 pp.
Front & back covers of the Harrison Granite Co. Clientele & Monument Catalog, 1918 Title page of the Harrison Granite Co. Clientele & Monument Catalog, 1918 Letter from the Harrison Granite Co. to a customer dated June 1921

Front & back covers of the Harrison Granite Co. Clientele & Monument Catalog

Title page of the Harrison Granite Co. Clientele & Monument Catalog

Letter from the Harrison Granite Co. to a customer dated June 1921

Front cover of "Marble Statuary" Vermont Marble co. brochure Samples of religious statuary in "Marble Statuary" Vermont Marble co. brochure “Marble for the Church” & the Vermont Marble Company office and plant locations (pg. of brochure)

Front cover

Religious statues available from the Vermont Marble Co. Marble Statuary brochure

“Marble for the Church” & the Vermont Marble Company office and plant locations

Front cover of the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog, Gray Rock Granite Co., successors to Elkhill & Bishop), circa early 1900s Photograph of the Reeves cemetery monument in the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog (ca. early 1900s) Photograph of the McKay cemetery monument in the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog (ca. early 1900s)

Front cover of the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog, Gray Rock Granite Co., successors to Elkhill & Bishop), circa early 1900s

Photograph of the Reeves cemetery monument in the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog

Photograph of the McKay cemetery monument in the “Medium Quincy Granite Monuments” catalog

  • Memorial Art, by Hugo Elliott, Cambridge, Granite, Marble & Bronze, Massachusetts, The Warren Publications Press, 1923.  (The following quotation is from the Forward in this book:  “The material contained in the following pages was first published in monthly installments in Granite Marble & Bronze….” magazine.) (Available on the Internet Archive)
  • Memorial Art, Ancient and Modern: Illustrations and Descriptions of the world’s most notable examples of cemetery memorials, by Harry Augustus Bliss, 1912, 240 pp. (available on Google Books & the Internet Archive) Following is the beginning of the Introduction section:  “The aim of this book is to share the development of memorials both ancient and modern; and, where possible, to trace back modern ideas concerning form, ornamentation, lettering, etc., to their classic source.  The book is designed especially as a textbook of suggestions and comparative illustrations for monument dealers and architects, but the illustrations are of general interest. They show that, although some of the world’s greatest structures were built by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, to whom we owe much for our present-day memorials, nevertheless, modern monumental architects deserve the highest praise for the wonderful achievements made during late years in cemetery work.”
  • Memorial Stone, Information Circular 7720 (pdf), by Oliver Bowles, U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1955a. 6 pp., presented on this Stone Quarries and Beyond web site. (The excerpt below is from the “Introduction.”)
    “From the most remote periods of civilization stone has been used to perpetuate the memory of individuals or to immortalize their noble achievements. Ancient memorials ranged from simple piles of stone (cairns), or single markers, to great obelisks and pyramids or magnificent mausoleums. The Taj Mahal at Agra, India, built of white marble by Shah Jehan in memory of the Empress Mumtez Mahal, is one of the most beautiful and costly memorials ever built. It was erected between 1632 and 1650 at an estimated cost of $50,000,000 or more and is today an object of unusual interest for travelers. Other magnificent memorials both ancient and modern are to be found in many lands....”
  • Memorial Wings,” in The Monumental News, January 1895.
  • “Fig 1. Greek Sarcophogus” in “Memorial Wings,” ”The Monumental News,” Jan. 1895 “Fig. 2. Greek Tombstone” in “Memorial Wings,” ”The Monumental News,” Jan. 1895 “Fig. 4. Sepulchral Stela” in “Memorial Wings,” ”The Monumental News,” Jan. 1895

    “Fig 1.  Greek Sarcophagus”

    “Fig. 2.  Greek Tombstone”

    “Fig. 4.  Sepulchral Stela”

    “Sketch by Frank T. Robinson” in “Memorial Wings,” ”The Monumental News,” Jan. 1895 “Mir or Winged Disk” in “Memorial Wings,” ”The Monumental News,” Jan. 1895

    “Sketch by Frank T. Robinson”

    “Fig 3. Mir or Winged Disk”

  • Memorializing the Civil War Dead:  Modernity and Corruption under the Grant Administration” (pdf), by Bruce S. Elliott, in Markers XXVI, Association for Gravestone Studies, 2011, pp. 15-55.  (Reprinted with permission of the Association for Gravestone Studies.) 

    This article includes the historical need to mass produce the Civil War headstones rather than by individual stone carvers.  Contracts for the headstones and bases were given out to several different quarries and companies in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Tennessee.  The need for large numbers of markers also increased the use of the sandblasting process to speed up carving the names on the stones.  Both mass production the sandblasting process caused great changes in the work of the stone carvers, which led to demands by the stone workers’ unions, such as the eight-hour work day.)

"Front cover of the Michaels Bronze Tablets" Catalog (circa 1932) No. 454 Bronze plaque in the "Michaels Bronze Tablets" catalog (circa 1932) The Standard tablet Letter Patterns chart in the "Michaels Bronze Tablets" catalog (circa 1932)

Front cover of the Michaels Bronze Tablets Catalog (circa 1932)

No. 454 Bronze Plaque

The Standard Tablet Letter Patterns Chart

  • Nick Miller (1846 – 1898),” by Abby Burnett, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, updated 2009

    • “Nick Miller: Tombstone Carver Lies in Unmarked Grave,” by Abby Burnett, The Ozarks Mountaineer 57 (March/April 2009): 52-55.
  • The Millstone Industry:  A summary of research on quarries and producers in the United States, Europe and elsewhere,  by Charles D. Hockensmith, McFarland, Jun 7, 2009, 269 pp. (Portions of this book are available on Google eBook by clicking on “view sample.”)  (Chapters in this book include:  Early American Millstone Documents, Millstone Quarrying in the United States, Millstone Makers and Urban Factories, The Rise and Fall of the American Millstone Industry Producers Annual Values and Decline, Foreign Millstones Imported to America, The Millstone Quarrying Industry Outside the United States, Artificial Millstones, Tools Used in Making and Sharpening Millstones, Working Conditions and Hazards in the Millstone Industry, and Conclusion.)

    (Description from Google Books)  “Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world.  The earliest rotary millstones, known as querns, were turned by human power.  Later, larger millstones were manufactured that required animal, water, or wind power to turn them.  These larger millstones required less human effort and ground greater quantities of grain, but also required regular maintenance and replacement.  As a result, millstone quarries increased greatly in number and size in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the largest quarry sites extending as far as nearly a half-mile square to about 12 square miles.  The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid-1600s and the mid-1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states.  The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas. Of the European millstone industry, the quarries of France, Germany, and Great Britain are most extensively documented, although the quarries of Albania, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland are also covered. The extensive bibliography provides scholars with many sources for future research.  The book includes 84 photographs, 16 tables, and a helpful glossary of specialized and technical terms.”

  • The Modern Cemetery AKA Park and Cemetery and Landscape Gardening, published by R. J. Haight, Publisher, Chicago, Illinois.  (Available on Google Books)
  • Modern Memorial Art Memorial Catalog, Some Examples Cut in Stony Creek, Milford Pink and Victoria White Granites (pdf), The Dodds Granite Company, Main Office:  Milford, Massachusetts, Quarries & Plants:  Milford, Massachusetts; Stony Creek, Connecticut; Keene, New Hampshire, New York City Office.
    “Modern Memorial Art  Memorial Catalog, Some Examples Cut in Stony Creek, Milford Pink and Victoria White Granites,” The Dodds Granite Company, Main Office:  Milford, Mass.
     
  • Montgomery Ward & Co. Monuments, Tombstones and Markers Catalog, 1929 (in pdf), presented on this Stone Quarries and Beyond web site.
  • The Monument and Cemetery Review (magazine) (pdf; 15+ MB): The Exponent of Art in the Monument Field, October, 1926, Vol. XII, No. 2.
  • The Monumental Bronze Co., Bridgeport, Connecticut, Catalog B (pdf), presented by the Association for Gravestone Studies.
  • The Monumental Cemetery of Milan” Italy, in The Monumental News, Vol. 7, #11, November 1895, pp. 680-682.
  • “Entrance to Monumental Cemetery, Milan, Italy,” in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895 “View in Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

    “Entrance to Monumental Cemetery, Milan, Italy,” in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

    “View in Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

    “From a monument in Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895 “Monument in the Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

    “From a monument in Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

    “Monument in the Monumental Cemetery, Milan” Italy, in "The Monumental News," Nov. 1895

  • Monumental Estimates in Granite, compiled by the Victory Granite Company, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, 1946.
  • Front & back covers of the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," by the Victory Granite Co. of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota pp. 78 in the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," showing concave-, convex-, serpentine-style monument size and prices pp. 80 & 81 in the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," showing crosses, and sandblast letters, raised letters, carving dies, & Carving Wedge and Hickey Marker sizes and prices

    Front & back covers of the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," by the Victory Granite Co. of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

    pp. 78 in the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," showing concave-, convex-, serpentine-style monument size and prices

    pp. 80 & 81 in the booklet, "Monumental Estimates in Granite," showing crosses, and sandblast letters, raised letters, carving dies, & Carving Wedge and Hickey Marker sizes and prices

  • Monumental Magazines Available Online  (American Stone TradeGranite / Granite, Marble, & BronzeThe Modern Cemetery AKA Park and Cemetery and Landscape GardeningThe Reporter, Devoted to the Granite and Marble Monumental Trade; Stone:  An Illustrated MagazineThe Stone Cutter's Journal; etc.)
  • The Monumental News Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Monumental Art Journal, Chicago, Illinois.
    • 1892 – The Monumental News Magazine – An index of the 1892 issues of The Monumental News is available. The following 1892 issues of The Monumental News magazines are available in PDF format: January 1892, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January Index) — February 1892, Vol. 4, No. 2 (February Index) — March 1892, Vol. 4, No. 3 (March Index) — April 1892, Vol. 4, No. 4 (April Index) — May 1892, Vol. 4, No. 5 (May Index) — June 1892, Vol. 4, No. 6 (June Index) — July 1892, Vol. 4, No. 7 (July Index) — August 1892, Vol. 4, No. 8 (August Index) — September 1892, Vol. 4, No. 9 (September Index) — October 1892, Vol. 4, No. 10 (October Index) — November 1892, Vol. 4, No. 11 (November Index) — December 1892, Vol. 4, No. 12 (December Index). (The preceding PDF files are all about 7+ MB.)
      The following thumbnail images are of the “Content” pages for each individual issue for 1892 of The Monumental News Magazine. (Click on the links in the paragraph above to access the full issues in PDF. Peggy B. Perazzo)
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    • 1893 – The Monumental News Magazine – The following 1893 issues of the of The Monumental News magazines are available in PDF format: January 1893, Vol. 5, No. 1 — February 1893, Vol. 5, No. 2 — March 1893, Vol. 6 (5), No. 3 — April 1893, Vol. 6 (5), No. 4 — May 1893, Vol. 6 (5), No. 5 — June 1893, Vol. 6 (5), No. 6 — July 1893, Vol. 5, No. 7 — August 1893, Vol. 5, No. 8 — September 1893, Vol. 5, No. 9 — October 1893, Vol. 5, No. 10 — November 1893, Vol. 5, No. 11 — December 1893, Vol. 5, No. 12. (The preceding files are from 8 to 9+ MB. Please note that the volume numbers for the above issues start at Vol. 5, change to Vol. 6 for 4 issues, and then go back to Vol. 5.)

      The following thumbnail images are of the “Content” pages for each individual issue for 1893 of The Monumental News Magazine. (Click on the links in the paragraph above to access the full issues in PDF. Peggy B. Perazzo)

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      1894 – The Monumental News Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Monumental Art Journal – The following 1894 issues of The Monumental News magazines are available in PDF format: January 1894, Vol. 6, No. 1 — February 1894, Vol. 6, No. 2 — March 1894, Vol. 6, No. 3 — April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 4 — May 1894, Vol. 6, No. 5 — June 1894, Vol. 6, No. 6 — July 1894, Vol. 6, No. 7 — August 1894, Vol. 6, No. 8 — September 1894, Vol. 6, No. 9 — October 1894, Vol. 6, No. 10 — November 1894, Vol. 6, No. 11 — and December 1894, Vol. 6, No. 12. (The preceding files are about 11 MB or less. Only the January issue contains a “Contents” section.)
    • 1895 – The Monumental News Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Monumental Art Journal – The following 1895 issues of The Monumental News magazines are available in PDF format: January 1895, Vol. 7, No. 1 — February 1895, Vol. 7, No. 2 — March 1895, Vol. 7, No. 3 — April 1895, Vol. 7, No. 4 — May 1895, Vol. 7, No. 5 — June 1895, Vol. 7, No. 6 — July 1895, Vol. 7, No. 7 — August 1895, Vol. 7, No. 8 — September 1895, Vol. 7, No. 9 — October 1895, Vol. 7, No. 10 — November 1895, Vol. 7, No. 11 — and December 1895, Vol. 7, No. 12. (The preceding files are about 19 MB or less.)

      The following thumbnail images are of the “Content” pages for each individual issue for 1895 of The Monumental News Magazine. Only the issues for January & April through December contain a “Contents” section.(Click on the links in the paragraph above to access the full issues in PDF. Peggy B. Perazzo)

      "The Monumental News" magazine, Jan. 1895, "Contents"

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    • 1896 – The Monumental News Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Monumental Art Journal – The following 1896 issues of The Monumental News magazines are available in PDF format: January 1896, Vol. 8, No. 1 (18+ MB) — February 1896, Vol. 8, No. 2 (12+ MB) March 1896, Vol. 8, No. 3 (12+ MB) April 1896, Vol. 8, No. 4 (11+ MB) May 1896, Vol. 8, No. 5 (12+ MB) June 1896, Vol. 8, No. 6 (12+ MB) July 1896, Vol. 8, No. 7 (12+ MB) August 1896, Vol. 8, No. 8 (12+ MB) September 1896, Vol. 8, No. 9 (11+ MB) October 1896, Vol. 8, No. 10 (12+ MB) November 1896, Vol. 8, No. 11 (11+ MB) — December 1896, Vol. 8, No. 12 (11+ MB).
      The following thumbnail images are of the “Content” pages for each individual issue for 1896 of The Monumental News Magazine. (Click on the links in the paragraph above to access the full issues in PDF.)
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      “Monumental News” magazine, July 1896 Contents

      July 1896

      “Monumental News” magazine, Aug. 1896 Contents

      Aug. 1896

      “Monumental News” magazine, Sept. 1896 Contents

      Sept. 1896

      “Monumental News” magazine, Oct. 1896 Contents

      Oct. 1896

      “Monumental News” magazine, Nov. 1896 Contents

      Nov. 1896

      “Monumental News” magazine, Dec. 1896 Contents

      Dec. 1896

  • Monument Trade Builder, March-April, 1918, published by Barclay Brothers, Barre, Vermont, 16 pp.  (regarding monument construction and production)
“A Barclay Memorial with a pleasing arrangement of the headstone. Erected in New Jersey and sold through Barclay Bros.’ New York representative, George L. Mead.” (Herman & Wilhelmina Janssen) “A Barclay Memorial in Illinois. Sold through Barclay Bros.’ Chicago Office, Charles H. Gall, Manager.” (Settlemire) “A famous Barclay memorial cut from ‘Sunnyside’ Barre granite from the ‘Standard’ quarries.” (Reynolds)

A Barclay Memorial with a pleasing arrangement of the headstone. Erected in New Jersey and sold through Barclay Bros.’ New York representative, George L. Mead. (Herman & Wilhelmina Janssen)

A Barclay Memorial in Illinois. Sold through Barclay Bros.’ Chicago Office, Charles H. Gall, Manager. (Settlemire)

A famous Barclay memorial cut from ‘Sunnyside’ Barre granite from the ‘Standard’ quarries. (Reynolds)

Front cover of Monuments..For The Ages, Miller Monuments, Indiana “Symbols and Their Meaning” section of Monuments..For The Ages, Miller Monuments, Indiana One of the pages from Monuments.. For The Ages, Miller Monuments, Indiana

Front cover of Monuments..For The Ages

“Symbols and Their Meaning” section of Monuments..For The Ages

One of the pages from Monuments.. For The Ages

  • Monuments, Memorials & Tombstones, in the “Cemeteries & Funeral Homes” section of Cyndi’s List
  • Mortuary Trade Journals, presented by Jeremy W. Pye, Student of Mortuary Archeology and Funeral Behaviors.
  • Motor Truck in the Monument Business: What Retail Monument Dealers Think of the Efficiency of Motor Transportation for Memorial Work,” article in Granite Marble & Bronze, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, January 1921, pp. 32-33d, presented on this Stone Quarries and Beyond web site.
  • My Soul From Out This Shadow Shall Be Lifted Nevermore; Nick Miller, Tombstone Carver, 1846 – 1898,” by Abby Burnett, Carroll County Historical Quarterly 53 (June 2008): 17-22.
  • The New England Granite Works Catalog (pdf) Established in 1845, Chartered 1877  (no date of publication shown)  489 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York; General Office, Westerly, Rhode Island; Quarries and Works:  Westerly, Rhode Island, and Concord, New Hampshire.
    "The New England Granite Works" catalog, Westerly, RI
     
  • “‘No Pompous Marble To Thy Name We Raise’: A.H. Morley and Family, Fayetteville Tombstone Carvers,” by Abby Burnett, Flashback, Journal of the Washington County Historical Society 58 (Fall 2008): 115-145.
  • Oglesby Blue Granite Mausoleum Catalog, Elberton, Georgia, 1937 (pdf)
  • Old City Cemetery web site where you can purchase Leeanna Rossi’s booklet: Headstones of the Gold Rush Era: Sculpting Masterpieces in Marble, Golden Notes Vol. 43, No. 3, Fall 1997, Sacramento County Historical Society. (This book is available at the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento web site. If you would like to call and order a copy, their address and phone number is: Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc., 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818, (916) 448-0811.
  • Outlines of Historic Ornament, Translated from the Germany, Edited by Gilbert R. Redgrave, London: Chapman and Hall, 1884, 170 pp. (Section I. “Elementary Ornament” Northern and Central Europe & Northern and Central America; Section II. “Pre-Christian Ornament” The Egyptian Style, The Assyrio-Persian Style, The Indo-Chinese Style, The Greek Style, The Etruscan Style, and The Roman Style; Section III. “Early Christian Ornament” The Romano-Christian Style, The Byzantine Style; Section IV. “Mohammedan Ornament” The Arabian Style and The Arabian Style in Spain, Sicily, Egypt, Persia, India, and Turkey; Section V. “Medieval Ornament” The Romanesque Style, The Romanesque Style in Italy, France, England, Ireland, Germany, and Austria; The Gothic Style, The Gothic Style in France, the Netherlands, England, Germany, and Italy; Section VI. “Modern Ornament” The Style of the Renaissance and Baroque and Rococo Style.) (This book is available for reading on the Internet Archive web site.)
  • Park and Cemetery and Landscape Gardening Magazine (AKA The Modern Cemetery), published by R. J. Haight, Publisher, Chicago, Illinois.  (Available on Google Books)
  • Penryn, Placer County, Granite Quarry Photographic Tour.
  • Personality In Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia (no date of publication)
Front page of "Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia Page 2 of Personality Page 17 of Personality

Front page of Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

Page 2 of Personality

Page 17 of Personality

Front cover of "A Portfolio of Architectural Memorial Designs" Page 3 of "A Portfolio of Architectural Memorial Designs" Page 4 of "A Portfolio of Architectural Memorial Designs"

Front cover of A Portfolio of Architectural Memorial Designs

One of the pages in the brochure displaying cemetery monuments by Kenerson Design Studio

Back page of the brochure displaying cemetery monuments by Kenerson Design Studio

Title page of the Producers' Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, '87, and '89 (Vermont) Cemetery stone in the Producers' Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, '87, and '89 (Vermont) Cemetery stone in the Producers' Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, '87, and '89 (Vermont)

Title page of the Producers’ Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, ’87, and ’89 (Vermont)

One of the cemetery stones in the Producers’ Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, ’87, and ’89 (Vermont)

One of the cemetery stones in the Producers’ Marble Co. Catalogs of 1886, ’87, and ’89 (Vermont)

Front cover of "Symbols of Service," one of the monumental catalogs by the Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont “Grouped on this page are some of the more important emblems of the American Army.” ("Symbols of Service," Vermont Marble Co., 1919) Front page of the “Price List of the ‘Symbols of Service’ Designs” (Vermont Marble Co., 1919)

Front cover of Symbols of Service, one of the monumental catalogs by the Vermont Marble Co., Prctor, Vermont

“Grouped on this page are some of the more important emblems of the American Army.”

Front page of the “Price List of the ‘Symbols of Service’ Designs” (Vermont Marble Co., 1919)

Front cover of "Tombstones and Monuments:  Catalog of Memorial Art in Granite and Marble," Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906 Title page of “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906 The “Grave Lot Enclosures” section of “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

Front cover of “Tombstones and Monuments: Catalog of Memorial Art in Granite and Marble,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

Title page of “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

The “Grave Lot Enclosures” section of “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

Monument in “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906 Monument in “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906 Monument in “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

 

Three of the monuments in “Tombstones and Monuments,” Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Illinois, First Edition, circa 1906

 

Wilson Memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo. For the first city manager of Colorado Spring, 1940 Pillars Memorial, Garden of Memory, Fostoria, Ohio, 1940 Old Vermont Marble Headstones, 1940

Wilson Memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo. For the first city manager of Colorado Spring.

 

Pillars Memorial, Garden of Memory, Fostoria, Ohio

Old Vermont Marble Headstones

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