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Ordering Monumental / Cemetery Stones from Catalogs / Price Lists, etc. (Continued)


Vermont Marble Company Price Lists

During the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, people ordered cemetery stones through mail order catalogs such as the Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Wards tombstone catalogs or from stone companies such as the Vermont Marble Company or the Georgia Marble Company. They monument companies and traveling agents used price lists such as the two examples below to provide their customers with choices of various types and grades of marble. Many times the customer would choose a more expensive stone for the main body (aka the die) of the monument and choose a lower grade of stone or granite for the base(s). (Please note: You can view the 1889 Vermont Company Price list below.)

Sometimes the local carver would order “blank” stones from these mail order companies and keep them on stock for their customers to choose from. If the customer chose a design from one of the catalogs, the names and dates may be carved at the manufacturer of the stone or the local stone carver could carve on the names, dates, and epitaphs once they receive the stone from the mail order company or they could try to copy the stone.


1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont, 415 pp. (cemetery stones, monuments, and accessories) Due to the size of this book, I have broken the book into 4 sections in PDF. You can click on the thumbnail image of the “Index” page below to find the section of the book you wish to view, and then you can click on one of the following PDF links to view that section — Part 1. Title page through pp. 99 (about 14 MB) — Part 2. pp. 100-199 (about 14 MB) — Part 3. pp. 200-299 (about 14 MB) — Part 4. pp. 300-415 (17+ MB). Peggy B. Perazzo

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont title page

Title page

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, Proctor, Vermont Index

Index / Contents

The images below are of pages from the 1889 Vermont Company Price list for Rutland, Sutherland Falls, and Mountain Dark Marbles:

Title page of the 1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont

Title page of the 1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 6-7

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 6-7

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 10-11

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 10-11

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 16-17

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 16-17

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 18-19

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 18-19

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 38

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 38

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 40

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 40

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 66

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 66

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 197

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 197

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 105

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 105

Closeup of choices of marbles available for these two cemetery monuments in the 1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 105

Close-up of choices of marbles available for these two cemetery monuments in the 1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 105

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 219

1889 Price List Rutland, Sutherland Falls and Mountain Dark Marbles, Vermont Marble Co., Proctor, Vermont, pp. 219

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 404

Vases – Page 404

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 405

Vases – Page 405

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 406

Vases – Page 406

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 407

Vases – Page 407

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 408

Vases – Page 408

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, vases, pp. 409

Vases – Page 409

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 22

Mausoleum Vault A – Page 22

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 23

Mausoleum Vault B – Page 23

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 24

Mausoleum Vault C – Page 24

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 25

Mausoleum Vault D – Page 25

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 26

Mausoleum Vault E – Page 26

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble pp. 27

Mausoleum Vault F – Page 27

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, statues, pp. 50

Figures/Statues – Page 50

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, statues, pp. 51

Figure/Statue –
Page 51

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, statues, pp. 52

Figure/Statue –
Page 52

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, statues, pp. 53

Figures/Statues – Page 53

1889 Vermont Marble Company Price List: Rutland, Sutherland Falls, & Dark Marble, statues, pp. 54

Figures/Statues – Page 54

Names of the Parts of the Monuments – Terms Used


These images are from the 1910 Vermont Company Price list for selected marbles, entitled Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside (Marbles) (For the Trade Only) for 1910: (Branch offices were located in: Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; San Francisco, California; New York City, New York; and Tacoma, Washington.)

Title page, "Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT

Title page of the "Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT, pp.

"Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT, pp. 10-11

"Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT, pp. 10-11

"Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT, pp. 16-17

"Price List of Rutland White, Rutland Blue, Sutherland Falls, Esperanza Blue, Pittsford Valley, Riverside" marbles for 1910, Vermont Marble Co. Proctor, VT, pp. 16-17


Architectural Plans for Cemetery Monuments

Below are two architectural designs used for constucting cemetery monuments:

Architectural drawing for the Wilbur F. Young, Esq. Memorial (The Monumental News, Sept. 1919, pp. 617)

Architectural drawing for the Wilbur F. Young, Esq. Memorial (The Monumental News, Sept. 1919, pp. 617)

Different elevations of the Janeway tablet design (The Monument & Cemetery Review, Sept. 1923 p. 18)

Different elevations of the Janeway tablet design (The Monument & Cemetery Review, Sept. 1923 p. 18)


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