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Prattville Pioneer Cemetery 1867 - Cemetery art and photography
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Prattville Pioneer Cemetery 1867

A turnstile gate!


Absent Not Dead


Broken obelisk.


Lamb.


Thou Art Called From Labor To Rest.


Wooden headstone with raised inscription.








Weep not my wife and children

I am not dead, but sleeping here

As I am now so you will be

Prepare for death and follow me

There were numerous footstones in this cemetery.






11Ds.


Born to mortality
Born to immortality



Blooming In Heaven.



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gwyn_r From: gwyn_r Date: September 16th, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are lovely. What state is this in?
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 16th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. California.
From: memnet Date: September 16th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting shots...had to laugh at the turnstile gate. All I could think was...do they charge admission. ;)
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 16th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I "collect" images of cemetery turnstiles!! They are so....odd? Symbolic? Heh, maybe there is an admission, after a sorts.
low_delta From: low_delta Date: September 16th, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Absent not dead"? Isn't that wishful thinking? I prefer to the think of them as dead but not absent.
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 17th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the way you turned that around!

gothtique From: gothtique Date: September 17th, 2016 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
The baby ones always make me sad.
Great photos!
Thanks for sharing!
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 17th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! The baby ones are always sad.
engarian From: engarian Date: September 17th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Several infants, how sad. Love the grave of the 17-year-old, and that wonderful rusted fencing - spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing!

- Erulisse (one L)
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 17th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome!
tripleransom From: tripleransom Date: September 18th, 2016 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
So many children. Their parents' sadness comes through so clearly. I'm reminded of that poem by Edgar Lee Masters that goes "Child! Child! Death is better than life."

Thank you for posting.
bleodswean From: bleodswean Date: September 19th, 2016 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree. In my own local small pioneer cemetery, we have a mother buried with her newborn in her arms. Sepsis.

Thanks for the Masters reminder!
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