Tuesday, February 2, 2010


When customers ordered gravestones from far-away workshops, the stones occasionally arrived with mistakes in them. Sometimes, the customers (or local carvers) attempted to correct the mistakes:
Abigail Grosvenor
Pomfret, CT

Whoever carved that "JUNR" was not a pro, but it was obviously important for him/her to make a distinction between John Grosvenor and John Grosvenor, Jr. That distinction was not as important to the Foster workshop carver in far-away Dorchester, MA.

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