Silver Terrace Cemetery near Virginia City, NV
5 August, 2015

There is an incredible collection beautiful inscriptions at the Silver Terrace Cemetery just outside Virginia City, Nevada, near Reno. Most of the tombstones are from the mid to late 1800s and are in various states of preservation. Every (older) cemetery is unique and this one is exceptional due to its bold typographic treatments and variety of letter styles. Also unique is that many of the people have reference to where they have came from – I can only assume they were newly immigrated to the US. And while I am generally only ever focusing on the letters in my cemetery photos, it’s hard to not notice and be moved by the high number of children’s graves. Of course child mortality used to be much higher (and in the ‘Wild West’ no less), but it’s still sad to see so many memorials from grieving parents.


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Kuşadası Cemetery
18 October, 2012

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Reykyavík Cemetery
14 September, 2012

These images come from the Hólavallagarður cemetery in Reykyavík, Iceland. You won’t find the most innovative inscriptions here, but there are some cool techniques and some especially interesting forms of Icelandic-specific characters that are surprising. Also, a personal favorite of mine is when these damp, grayish cemeteries are covered in moss.


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Frankfurt am Main Main Cemetery
30 January, 2009

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Boston Cemeteries
6 October, 2008

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Trinity Church Cemetery
20 August, 2008


Stumbled across the Trinity Church Cemetery in lower Manhattan. It’s rather old by American standards, most dates are mid 18th C. – mid 19th C. According to Wikipedia there are many notable people there. I didn’t notice though, was too busy admiring the lettering styles and nice illustrations.


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