Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Farber Gravestone Collection

The Farber Gravestone Collection contains 13,527 images of stones standing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Texas, Nova Scotia, England, and Ireland, but mostly in New England. Their carvers have left us museum-worthy works of fine art, and equally worthy examples of folk art, rendered here in crisp detail. Most of the stones are from the 17th and 18th centuries, and are indexed by the names inscribed. The collection was not intended as a genealogical resource, but inscribed dates are often visible in the photographs. For background information, see the introductory essay (PDF).