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Sep 21, 2022 19:05:51   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
This is the tombstone of a little boy who died December 15, 1862, aged 5 1/2. I posted the B/W version over at the B/W subforum but it didn't stand out against the tree behind it. I think the color version does a better job.


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Sep 21, 2022 19:19:58   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
It does.

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Sep 21, 2022 19:27:18   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
SueScott wrote:
This is the tombstone of a little boy who died December 15, 1862, aged 5 1/2. I posted the B/W version over at the B/W subforum but it didn't stand out against the tree behind it. I think the color version does a better job.



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Sep 21, 2022 19:59:15   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
SueScott wrote:
This is the tombstone of a little boy who died December 15, 1862, aged 5 1/2. I posted the B/W version over at the B/W subforum but it didn't stand out against the tree behind it. I think the color version does a better job.


Nice!!!
You could try a Vignette on both

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Sep 21, 2022 22:32:07   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
Nice!!!
You could try a Vignette on both


I did a light vignette on this one.

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Sep 21, 2022 22:33:11   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
I'm planning on going back in a couple weeks once the leaves change - the cemetery is only a couple miles from my house.

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Sep 21, 2022 23:13:01   #
Blenheim Orange Loc: Michigan
 
Interesting. Abraham Lincoln's son Willie, age 12, died February 20, 1862.

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Sep 22, 2022 06:46:09   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 

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Sep 22, 2022 11:22:02   #
srg
 
SueScott wrote:
This is the tombstone of a little boy who died December 15, 1862, aged 5 1/2. I posted the B/W version over at the B/W subforum but it didn't stand out against the tree behind it. I think the color version does a better job.


Color is the natural way we see. Of course it does a better job.

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Sep 22, 2022 12:57:29   #
HRoss Loc: Longmont, CO
 
The subject is wonderful and while I think the color image does make the tombstone stand out, to my eyes, the green was oversaturated. I made this tweak on the surrounding greens and came up with this....sorry to intrude on your work.


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Sep 22, 2022 15:21:25   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
srg wrote:
Color is the natural way we see. Of course it does a better job.


I agree 100%

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Sep 22, 2022 21:19:31   #
RodeoMan Loc: St Joseph, Missouri
 
"There was a gladness with the angels, there was a sadness with us here,
When Little Willie went from us in the winter of the year"

Thanks for sharing this image with us.

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Sep 22, 2022 21:23:27   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
RodeoMan wrote:
"There was a gladness with the angels, there was a sadness with us here,
When Little Willie went from us in the winter of the year"

Thanks for sharing this image with us.


That's a lovely quote - does it refer to Abraham Lincoln's son Willie?

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Sep 22, 2022 21:53:32   #
RodeoMan Loc: St Joseph, Missouri
 
Sue, it is reported to be an epitaph that is on the Little Willie stone you photographed in the McClelland Cemetery. You wouldn't happen to have an idea about the family name? I agree that it is a nice quote. A visit to these old cemeteries makes one aware that death was often an early and frequent to the pioneer families.

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Sep 23, 2022 07:18:38   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
RodeoMan wrote:
Sue, it is reported to be an epitaph that is on the Little Willie stone you photographed in the McClelland Cemetery. You wouldn't happen to have an idea about the family name? I agree that it is a nice quote. A visit to these old cemeteries makes one aware that death was often an early and frequent to the pioneer families.


I haven't a clue about the family name although I've been able to do some basic research on the graveyard itself. It was originally the Bethel Lutheran Church cemetery, the church being founded in 1826 by Adam Culp, a son of Baltzer Culp, a German immigrant who fought in the Revolution. The church building is no longer exists and the cemetery itself is tucked away on a wooded hillside - interestingly, it is maintained and the grass had recently been cut when I visited the other day. There are several Culp graves as well as others belonging to members of the congregation. Now that I have a bit of background knowledge I'll be able to recognize those graves on the next visit.

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