Today, my very understanding husband accompanied me to Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, where I indulged my craving for a little gravestone action. What better way to celebrate Patriots' Day?
Old Burial Hill is one of the best documented colonial-era graveyards in New England (you can take a virtual tour here). That means that there is less of a chance that you will discover something truly unknown, which lessens the suspense a bit. On the other hand, you know for sure that you will run into some of the classic examples of New England gravestone art.
While wandering around an old burying ground is enough fun on its own, it's even better when you are looking for something in particular. Today, we focused on identifying examples of these common gravestone elements: