19th-century society took their mourning and remembrance of the dead seriously and had many different symbols for their grief and memories carved on the marble and granite tombstones of their loved ones. While some of the symbols still accurately translate today, many of them have meanings hidden to modern society. Through years of careful field work and research, Tammy Schane has documented thousands of examples of tombstone symbols and will share some of the more common ones that can still be seen in 19th-century cemeteries today.
Copies of Schane's 48-page full-color book, "Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th-Century Tombstone Symbols" will be available for purchase ($15) and autographed by the author. For more information, please email email@example.com.