Saturday, 4 April 2009

Tending the Grave

This photograph is quite unusual as it shows a widow rearranging a floral display on a grave that has yet to have a headstone raised on it. Note the extraordinary detail (click on the photo to enlarge) of her mourning dress and hat. The earth of the grave has been heaped into a mound and grassed. The wooden cross to the left is quite sharp and I can read some of the detail - Amelia (?)easdale Died March 22 190(?). Sadly, it is not possible to identify the churchyard where it was taken, unless of course I can trace the burial details of Amelia . . .

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if she lost someone in the war--looks like a military helmet, white-washed, and she seems young to be a widow. Celtic cross: Catholic Church? (see arches) or Anglican?