Stanislawa Damesyn Tombstone

PG 131. Portraits on Stone Set, 3 CD-Roms or one flash drive, $14.00 [ISBN 978-1-887124-39-3] Please indicate on order form if you want cd-rom or flash drive.

The use of images to memorialize a deceased person has taken many forms for over a thousand years. In the 1850s procelain photographs attached to the tombstone first appeared. This form of memorialization appeared in America during the 1870s. The practice continues today in the form of ceramic and laser-etched photographs.

These volumes includes photographs of Polish people whose image appears on grave markers in St. Stanislaus, Holy Rosary, and Sacred Heart of Mary Cemeteries. Although, the majority of the photographs included in these work are well-preserved the elements (wind, rain, exposure to ultra-violet rays from the sun) and vandalism have taken their toll on some of the images. Unless the image was completely obliterated they have been included.