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From Quarry to Cemetery Monuments

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Books for Stone Carvers Relating to Cemetery Stones, Monuments, & Mausoleums

The Vermont Marble Company published a book that provided patterns for the customers to choose from and the stone carvers to copy. Below are images of a few of the pages from the book, Sources of Memorial Ornamentation, which presents Roman, Renaissance, Greek, Gothic, Egyptian, Colonial, and Celtic patterns. (You can view the entire book, Sources of Memorial Ornamentation, in PDF format.)

Front cover of "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Front cover of Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Egyptian Ornamentation Patters in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Egyptian Ornamentation Patters in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Greek Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Greek Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Roman Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Roman Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Celtic Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Celtic Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Gothic Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Gothic Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Renaissance Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Renaissance Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation

Colonial Ornamentation Patterns in "Sources of Memorial Ornamentation"

Colonial Ornamentation Patterns in Sources of Memorial Ornamentation


Epitaphs, Booklet Published by Vermont Marble Company

Below are images of some of the pages from the booklet, which you can view in its entirety at this link: Epitaphs (PDF), published by the Vermont Marble Company, early 1900s. Main office: Proctor, Vermont; Branches: Boston, Massachusetts, 8 Thacher Street; New York City, New York, 215 West 125th Street; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 201 South 30th St.; Cleveland, Ohio, 265 Merwin Street; Chicago, Illinois, 570 North Water Street; St. Louis, Missouri, 1115 South 7th Street; and San Francisco, California, 244 Brannan Street.

Front cover of "Epitaphs," by the Vermont Marble Co.

Front cover of Epitaphs, by the Vermont Marble Co.

Title page of "Epitaphs," by the Vermont Marble Co.

Title page of Epitaphs, by the Vermont Marble Co.

"For the Children" section of "Epitaphs," by the Vermont Marble Co.

“For the Children” section of Epitaphs, by the Vermont Marble Co.

Two font choices in "Epitaphs," by the Vermont Marble Co.

Two font choices in Epitaphs, by the Vermont Marble Co.

The "Miscellaneous" section of "Epitaphs," by the Vermont Marble Co.

The “Miscellaneous” section of Epitaphs, by the Vermont Marble Co.


Marble Samples in Display Box

Below are images of the top of a box of marble samples and images of the sample stones. The box was produced by the Vermont Marble Company of Proctor, Vermont. These stone samples were used in monument shops and by traveling agents to enable their customers to choose the type of marble they wished to use for their cemetery stones. The Vermont Marble Company was one of the largest suppliers of cemetery stones across the United States. (Images of this box and its contents are also available in a PDF document.)

Lid of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Lid of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Marble samples inside of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Marble samples inside of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Key to marble samples inside of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Key to marble samples inside of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Map of Vermont plants inside of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Map of Vermont plants inside of box of “Samples of Vermont Marble,” Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, VT

Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, business card from box of “Samples of Vermont Marble”

Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, business card from box of “Samples of Vermont Marble”

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