Nonfiction

Tombstones of Your Ancestors

A comprehensive guide to recording and understanding tombstone inscriptions and art. Traces the historical development of tombstone materials, styles, artwork and epitaphs, and details the process of creating and preserving a clear reproduction of a grave marker’s message using photography, highlighting, chalking, tracing, rubbing, dabbing, foiling, and transferring techniques. Has lists of commonly used abbreviations, definitions of Latin phrases, and an explanation of different dating systems used.

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