Portsmouth Cemeteries

Portsmouth Cemeteries

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Portsmouth Cemeteries, a photographic study of this city's cemeteries, uncovers a compelling history of the area from the Colonial era to the 1900s. These cemeteries provide a direct link to the past, where many stories are told in stone. The gravestones and monuments feature unusual works of art, and the inscriptions act as documents that preserve family histories, valiant military service, and memories of those lost at sea. Through the author's collection of photographs, readers can see how gravestones evolved over time and learn about some of Portsmouth's own practitioners in the art of stone carving.... one of the most unusual in all of New Hampshire. It was carved by the stonecutter known only by the initials aquot;J. N., aquot; thought to have been the Boston silversmith John Noyes. Its intricate carvings are certainly the work of a highly skilled artisan.

Title:Portsmouth Cemeteries
Author:Glenn A. Knoblock
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2005-07-06


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