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Websites and Books for Researching Tombstone Symbols

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Websites

The Association for Gravestone Studies

Cemetery Studies: Cemetery Art and Symbolism

Cemetery Symbolism: A Wary Glossary

Cemetery Symbols Found in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

Cemetery Symbolism in Stone

TheCemeteryClub.com: Symbols Found on Gravestones

Glossary of Victorian Cemetery Symbolism

Headstone Symbols and Meanings

BillionGraves.com: Understanding Cemetery Symbols, Part 1 and Part 2

Saving Graves

Books

Early American Gravestone Art in Photographs by Francis Y. Duval (Dover Publications, out of print)

Graven Images: New England Stonecarving and Its Symbols, 1650-1815 by Allan L. Ludwig (Wesleyan University Press)

Gravestones of Early New England, and the Men Who Made Them, 1653-1800 by Harriette Merrifield Forbes (Pyne Press, out of print)

Soul in the Stone: Cemetery Art from America’s Heartland by John Gary Brown (University Press of Kansas)

Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister (Gibbs Smith, Publisher)

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