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Symbolism on gravestones. by jessie lie farber. what is the meaning of the designs carved on old gravestones? this question is often asked by both the interested layman and the serious student of gravestone art.. The ihs monogram. it was next decided to examine the use of the ‘ihs’ monogram and its more quantifiable attributes. the monogram may be variously interpreted as iesous a rendering of the greek orthography for ‘jesus’, iesus hominum salvator (jesus, saviour of mankind) or in hoc signo [vince] (in this sign, conquer).6 the monogram is. View looking southwest, fall 2001 : news in the spring of 2011, we submitted to the massachusetts historical commission (mhc) the nomination of the walker-blake graveyard for listing on the national register of historic places..
The following is a list of cemetery symbols and icons. this list is provided by the international association of cemetery preservationists, inc. and dusty smith for educational purposes in the field of gravestone studies.. Headstones & memorials of the highest quality & value since 1924. we are full members of the national association of memorial masons (namm) and fully support their objectives and values.. Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's.
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A gravestone gives you one last chance to memorialize a loved one who has passed away. gravestones hq has been set up to help you choose a gravestone.. Slate: 1650-1900 - metamorphosis shale the earliest stone used extensively in american gravestones. the boston, ma area was the hub of american gravestone carving activity, from approximately 1660 – 1800..