128. Portraits on Stone: Holy RosaryCemetery. CD-Rom, 324
pages. $11.99 [ISBN 1-8871-2434-8]
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.
volume (or flip-album) includes photographs of Polish people whose
image appears on grave markers in Holy RosaryCemetery. Although,
the majority of the 172
photographs included in this 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.