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Advertising Cemetery Stones/Monuments & Accessories from Monumental Magazines


Introduction

Monumental magazines such as those shown below offered everything that could be needed for the cemetery including cemetery stones and monuments, vases and ornamentation, statuary, burnt-in-China portraits, curbstones or coping, wire fencing, and other products that were needed in the cemetery. Below are images of the covers of some of these early magazines and some of the products offered in them. Many of the monumental magazines were meant for the use of the monumental companies and traveling agents, and some of them were available for retail trade as well. Peggy B. Perazzo


Monumental Magazines

According to the Aldrich Public Library “Guide to the Manuscript Holdings,” “The Monumental News-Review magazine, was founded in 1889 as The Monumental News magazine. The publishers of The Monumental News-Review magazine bought out the Granite, Marble & Bronze magazine and later the Monument and Cemetery Review magazine during 1939. In 1961, the “magazine changed publishers and became the ‘official’ magazine for the American Monument Association. The magazine is still published under the name Stone in America.”

These magazines sometimes included architectural designs and cemetery stone carving patterns that the customer could choose while viewing the magazine at the local monument company’s office.

Note regarding some of the monumental magazines shown below: According to the section “Monumental News-Review Records,” presented on the Aldrich Public Library Guide in their “Guide to the Manuscript Holdings” section: “Monumental News-Review, a trade magazine for the monument industry, was founded in 1889 as Monumental News. In 1939, the magazine bought Granite, Marble, and Bronze and soon after, Monument and Cemetery Review. In 1961 the magazine changed publishers and became the ‘official’ magazine for the American Monument Association. The magazine is still published under the name Stone in America.”

Below are the front covers of some of the monumental magazines that were published during the late 1800s through the early 1900s.

Cover of the September 1906 issue of Granite Marble & Bronze Magazine

Cover of the September 1906 issue of Granite Marble & Bronze Magazine

Cover of the November 1929 issue of The Monument and Cemetery Review Magazine

Cover of the November 1929 issue of The Monument and Cemetery Review Magazine

Cover of the July 1931 issue of American Stone Trade Magazine

Cover of the July 1931 issue of American Stone Trade Magazine

Cover of the August 1895 issue of The Monumental News Magazine

Cover of the August 1895 issue of The Monumental News Magazine

Cover of the November 1929 issue of Monumental News Magazine

Cover of the November 1929 issue of Monumental News Magazine

Cover of the March 1926 issue of Design Hints For Memorial Craftsmen Magazine

Cover of the March 1926 issue of Design Hints For Memorial Craftsmen Magazine


Burnt-in China Portraits Advertisements for Cemetery Stones & Monuments

Below are advertisements for Portraits Burned in China for Cemetery Monuments found in some 1920s monumental magazines:

Flaschner’s Burnt-on China Portraits for Monuments & Headstones advertisement (from Monumental News magazine, Jan. 1921, pp. 87)

Flaschner’s Burnt-on China Portraits for Monuments & Headstones advertisement (from Monumental News magazine, Jan. 1921, pp. 87)

Flaschner’s Burnt-on China Portraits for Monuments & Headstones advertisement (from Monumental News magazine, Aug. 1926, pp. 555)

Flaschner’s Burnt-on China Portraits for Monuments & Headstones advertisement (from Monumental News magazine, Aug. 1926, pp. 555)

A. G. Reinehardt Co. China Portrait (1927 Advertisement in American Stone Trade Magazine)

A. G. Reinehardt Co. China Portrait advertisement (1927 Advertisement in American Stone Trade Magazine)


Cemetery Wire Fencing Advertisements in Monumental Magazines

These magazines also presented statuary and wire fencing advertisements. Below are some cemetery fencing advisements.

Ludlow Saylor, Wire Co. Cemetery Fences, St. Louis Missouri (Advertisment from The Monumental News, August, 1895)

Ludlow Saylor, Wire Co. Cemetery Fences, St. Louis Missouri (Advertisment from The Monumental News, August, 1895)

The Stewart Iron Works Co. Ad for Iron & Wire Fences & cast iron vases (The Monument & Cemetery Review, Oct. 1920)

The Stewart Iron Works Co. Ad for Iron & Wire Fences & cast iron vases (The Monument & Cemetery Review, Oct. 1920)

Hatman Steel Cemetery Fencing ad, Aug. 1893

Hartman Steel Picket Cemetery Fencing, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (Advertisement from The Monumental News, August 1893)

J. E. Bolles & Co., Detroit, Michigan, Iron Fences (Advertisement from The Monumental News, June 1892)

J. E. Bolles & Co., Detroit, Michigan, Iron Fences (Advertisement from The Monumental News, June 1892)

This George W. Clark Co. Wrought Steel Fences (Advertisement from The Monumental News, February 1895)

This George W. Clark Co. Wrought Steel Fences (Advertisement from The Monumental News, February 1895)

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