Friday, October 1, 2010

Graceland Cemetery: Eternal Silence

Eternal Silence /Statue of Death ..
Graceland Cemetery..

The sculpture was created by Lorado Taft in 1909 ..

Dexter Graves [1789-1844] .. was one of the first settlers who, according to the inscription on the back of the polished black granite slab, “brought the first colony to Chicago, consisting of 13 families, arriving here July 15, 1831 from Ashtabula, Ohio, on the schooner Telegraph.”

The bronze figure, “Eternal Silence,” was created by sculptor Lorado Taft in 1909.

# Graceland Cemetery..
# Rosehill Cemetery..


Cathy Meyers said...

Thank you for your beautiful images of Taft's work.

Jyoti said...

Taft is my favourite..