Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Emerson Tree
Another of the Albany Rural Cemetery's tree-shaped monuments, this one is located on the North Ridge (just a short distance from both the Soldiers Lot and the Alrutz family). The scroll on the front is, unfortunately, very worn and only the name Emerson can be clearly read. The other names and dates are too blurred to decipher. Made of white marble, it features a floral wreath and a draped cloth or veil on its cut branches. A little dove is perched atop, its head tilted as if the bird is peering curiously at visitors.