History, grad school, and gravestones!
Was backdating a common practice?And I LOVE the gravestone of the day. They're beautiful.
Forbes discusses the Ann Erinton stone as one of the very earliest in New England and a probable example of the work of "the stonecutter of Boston." She notes that we have to go 20 years ahead to find similar stones, but for some reason doesn't suggest that this one might be backdated. That seems like a perfectly reasonable conjecture to me.—RJO
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