Merican Art Hisory Visual and Social History of cCemeteries and Gravestone Carving

Read the two articles in Doc Sharing:


Note and discuss the visual and social history of cemeteries and gravestone carving. Gravestones form an important visual record of the changing attitudes towards death.

Choose three of the gravestones in the PowerPoint, all photographed at a cemetery in Concord, MA.
Compare and contrast the three gravestones, considering both the aesthetics of the carving choices, and the context and content of the imagees.

What can studying these images tell us about people of those times? How do these compare to more modern gravestones or memorials? If you live near a cemetery with gravestones old enough to have visual imagery, as in pre-20th century, you may use one of those instead, just include an image.

Write 2-3 page paper using APA format, include references, title page and reference page.

Writing Requirements (APA format)
2-3 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12 point Times New Roman font
Cover page with topic and name of student
References page