Gravestone of Sarah Anderson (died 1743) in Trinity Churchyard - Broadway and Wall Street, NYC

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Comments (9)

Syborgh on July 24, 2010

How strange that nobody said a word about this picture. I like it very much.

sammyayelen on September 30, 2010

Me gusta mucho esta foto... Dice algo, no se que....

Notricks on June 24, 2011

This Grave belongs to a witch of XVIII Century. See the symbol.

Syborgh on June 24, 2011

So called witches were never buried (if ever) in christian church ground.

LuciaM on June 27, 2011

Sybourgh and Notricks, thanks for stopping by my album.

Notricks, FYI a winged skull or face represents the flight up (ascension) to Heaven, according to every gravestone symbolism reference that I have ever seen. As Sybourgh said, it would be very unusual to have someone accused of being a witch buried in consecrated ground. And this is Trinity Church's graveyard, arguably the most important house of worship in British colonial NYC.

sambakar on July 19, 2011

1743?? Ooooo died at young age 35?

Notricks on March 27, 2012

Yes, perhaps died by indian or bear attack.

labete on January 19, 2013

In 1743, thirthyfive was no young age. Especially not out there in the wilderness... ;)

Syborgh on January 22, 2013

Notricks I think you are an awful romantic. ;)

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  • Uploaded on December 10, 2006
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    by LuciaM
    • Taken on 2004/07/03 04:28:00