Monday, October 31, 2011

A Soul Effigy

A wonderfully detailed and expressive "soul effigy" on an old gravestone in the Church Grounds section of Albany Rural Cemetery.

The Church Grounds Project

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Church Grounds

A row of ancient headstones in the Church Grounds section. Most of the graves in this lot were moved to the Albany Rural Cemetery from the State Street Burying Grounds (now Washington Park).

More on the State Street Burying Grounds

The Church Grounds Project

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Governor William L. Marcy

Grave of William Learned Marcy, 11th Governor of New York (and namesake of the state's highest mountain). Located on the Middle Ridge, Marcy's monument is attributed to sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer (best known for the Cemetery's Angel At The Sepulchre).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Mills Monument

The monument of Colonel John Mills who was killed at the Battle of Sacketts Harbor during the War of 1812. Mills body was buried with honors on the grounds of the Old New York State Capitol, but later transferred to the Rural Cemetery. It is located close to the Soldiers' Lot on the North Ridge.