14 August 2010


Usually headstones are carved in some basic, easy-to-read typeface. Maybe it most resembles Helvetica, maybe Times New Romans-- to non-typography geeks, it's pretty bland and consistent. The exceptions I have found...

From Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Syracuse:

From Walnut Grove Cemetery, Syracuse (not to be confused with Jamesville Walnut Grove):
a bit blurry; apologies-- my camera doesn't fare well without flash

From Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse:

From Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester:

Also has a fun epitaph!
And finally, as I had wondered about why I only ever found English-language, Roman alphabet, and Euro-centric names on headstones...
Chinese calligraphy!

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