11 February 2010

Tombstone Symbols: the Palm Frond & Wreath

The palm frond, shown through the wreath above, may be seen as a symbol of victory. This is how the Romans used them. Christians adapted them to symbolize an individual's triumph over death.

In the instance above, I believe the wreath is another symbol for victory. Usually this would be attributed to the laurel wreath, also representing eternity and immortality.

W. L. Julian
Dec 31, 1864
Nov 13, 1907

Evergreen Cemetery;
Fitzgerald, Georgia

Photos © 2010 S. Lincecum

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