Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, May 7, 2018

More White Bronze! Monuments & Markers - Look for Them at Your Favorite Cemetery!

Sharing a small sampling arranged in groups of four photographs each, that are representative of what we can expect to see for close up details found on White Bronze markers (zinc), monuments, and a unique urn that doubles as a family plot marker.  

Remember when you next visit your favorite cemetery that contains older (pre-granite) markers, be sure to look around for monuments or markers with distinctively crisp details -- they just might be made of White Bronze, and you wouldn't want to miss seeing and photographing them!

 (There are two white monuments in the above photo)
"Actually sand cast zinc, but called white bronze for marketing purposes. Almost all, if not all, zinc grave markers were made by the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, CT, between 1874 and 1914. They are in cemeteries of the period all across the U.S. and Canada. They were sold as more durable than marble, about 1/3 less expensive and progressive."  


Further Reading:
"Metal Monuments of Greenwood Cemetery"

by Mark Culver