Good Mourning Augusta! 10/1/19

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

What does life after the loss of a loved one look like?


Pip, in Charles Dicken's classic novel Great Expectations, informs us that as he never knew his parents or saw any pictures of them, he drew he first impressions of what they must have looked like from the shapes of the lettering on their gravestones.


In a very real sense, memorials erected to the dead are the material representatives of those now departed, and we, like Pip, often draw our impressions of what those people must have been like from the things we find on and around them.


During the month of October we'll be exploring cemeteries in and around Augusta, AR, the monuments they contain, and the stories of those buried inside their gates.

Hough Cemetery, Augusta, AR

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