History, grad school, and gravestones!
A very interesting stone; I've never seen another example of that Memento Mori - Fugit Hora strip just under the tympanum, at least not on any of the gravestones here on Aquidneck Island. Do you know who the carver was?
According to the Farber Collection, this is an early Joseph Lamson stone.You will often see the "Memento Mori" and "Fugit Hora" tablets on Lamson's early work in the Watertown/Cambridge area. Here are a few other examples:Prudence Hammond, WatertownPyam and Elizabeth Blower, Cambridge
The American Literary blog today has a picture of James Russell Lowell's famous 19th-century Lamson-style facsimile:http://americanliteraryblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/dark-without-within.html—RJO
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