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Friday, August 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstones in York, PA

On a recent excursion to Maryland, I drove across the border to Sherman's (St. David's) church where some of our ancestors are buried. This is the place I first fell in love with the typography of Pennsylvania German tombstones, and also noticed that the slate tombstones from the 18th century are still clear and easy to read, while tombstones carved in the early 1900s are already eroding drastically. Click for a larger view.
Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

Pennsylvania Dutch slate tombstone

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