"Gone but not Forgotten": A Study of Gravestone Imagery and Iconography in Southwest Virginian Cemeteries
"Cemeteries hold a strong relationship to our society and appear to mimic trends overtime; they memorialize not only the dead, but also important, broad social theories. Drawing on the work of Francaviglia (1971) and others, I chose to study these multilateral trends in memorialization. For this, I visited five cemeteries in southwest Virginia. Photographing and analyzing 250 stones, I found and examined their relative and cultural shifts over time and how they related to the different eras that coincided with them. Additionally, I note important developments after 1970, the last period studied by Francoviglia."--Author's abstract. Note: the PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.
Marcus, Amanda, ""Gone but not Forgotten": A Study of Gravestone Imagery and Iconography in Southwest Virginian Cemeteries" (2012). Undergraduate Research Awards, Hollins University. 12.
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Winner, Junior/Senior category, 2012