Friday, September 24, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Judith Corbin

Judith Corbin, 1792, Wrentham, MA
In memory
of Widow
Judith Corbin:
who died
May ye 17th,
in ye 83rd,
Year of her

It's unusual for a stone to note that a woman was a widow without naming her husband (Ebenezer Corbin).

I like the soul effigy — it looks like an angry man-eagle. It is typical of the Fisher/Farrington workshop's work from the 1780s and 1790s.

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