The Anderson monument at Albany Rural Cemetery
The Anderson lot viewed from one of the old ravine paths.
Variations on the statue also appeared in Facebook groups for cemetery enthusiasts; there were examples in cemeteries such Brooklyn's vast Green-Wood, and Union Grove in Canal Winchester, Ohio, Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Forest Hill in Boston, Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, and Mount Auburn (the original "rural" cemetery). Examples also appear in Ireland and England. Some of these figures were marble, one was white zinc.
Vale Cemetery, Schenectady
1870 Albany city directory advertisement
The statue, which shows a child kneeling with one knee raised and one foot tucked behind, clasped hands, an upturned face, and long curls, became quite popular and copies some appeared in gardens and cemeteries. Appealing to popular sentimental taste, plaster, alabaster, and porcelain examples could be found in parlors and drawing rooms. Some examples include wings. In some versions, the child kneels on a cushion, other omit the cushion.
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
There is even a Flickr group of images of the various versions found around the world.