05 September 2011

Philadelphia Maltbie, Old and New

While visiting Lawrenceville Historic Cemetery in Gwinnett County, Georgia, I photographed the cracked and difficult-to-read tombstone at right. Then I turned around (literally) and saw this pristine rendition of the same stone pictured below. I love how it was cast in the same style, and of course that someone felt the need to make sure Mrs. Maltbie was not forgotten even more than 120 years after her death. That's true perpetual care!

Our Mother
Philadelphia Maltbie
b. July 27, 1804
d. Sept 13, 1887

Blessed is he who considereth the poor.

2 comments:

Taphophile said...

That is really cool! I don't think I've ever seen that before. Especially not a perfect replica.

Anonymous said...

The ladies of the Lawrenceville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are responsible for this. Their chapter is called the Philadelphia Winn (and interestingly not Maltbie) chapter.

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