Tombstone Tuesday: Bozo the Skeleton Clown?

Here’s another photo I snapped at a cemetery in Boston over the summer. The skull on top seems to have hair reminiscent of Bozo the Clown (still more proof, to me, that clowns are evil):

The writing is hard to read in this photo, but the stone belongs to Mr. William Brown, who died in 1745.

Tombstone Tuesday: Skeletal Art

I’ve been chastised by one of my faithful readers for falling behind on Tombstone Tuesday posts and so I’m delving back into some photos I took over the summer at a cemetery in the heart of Boston’s North End. I’m including a photo below of a gem of a tombstone with some wonderfully creepy symbols at the top:

This tombstone features a skeleton apparently sitting on a skull, next to what appears to be an hourglass framed by wings (Time Flies?) and all of this bordered by crossbones. Oh, and there appears to be a scythe behind the seated skeleton.

All of this imagery adorns the gravestone of Mr. Edward Richards, who died in 1747/8 (and this notation seems to indicate the stone was made well after his death, post 1752, when the calendar changed).

The death information for Richards’ son is also on the stone, along with information about his wife.

Tombstone Tuesday: 1685 Here Lieth Bvried

Another photo from my recent trip to Boston. This one taken in the Granary Burial Ground.

The tombstone reads:

1685

HERE LIETH BV

RIED THOMAS

PLATS AGED 47

YEARS DEPARTED

THIS LIFE

FEBRVARY THE 7TH

Check out how “the” is written in the last line. Here is the FindAGrave record for Plats.