The "before restoration" and "after restoration" photographs below were taken by Scott Andersen who, along with John King (both of the Greenfield Historical Society), conducted gravestone repair this week at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield.
Scott and John carefully pieced back together two small white marble gravestones that had been lying down; with one that had been severely cracked for several years.
The badly cracked gravestone of John R. Smith prior to being repaired and entirely reset.
Mr. John King of the Greenfield Historical Society arranging the broken pieces of the John R. Smith gravestone prior to its repair.
The after restoration photograph that shows the John R. Smith gravestone now whole and standing upright in its base.
Scott Andersen completed the tricky epoxy repairs to adhere the pieces together to ensure the final step is successful.
Left: the Infant Smith gravestone after repair and now reset in its base.
Right: the John R. Smith gravestone after repair and now reset in its base.