Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Farber Gravestone Collection
Name:
Adams, Elijah
Date:
1798
City:
Boston
State/Province:
Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Copp's Hill
Carver:
Geyer, John Just
Ornamental carving:
Winged Face
Stone type:
Slate
Stone height:
34"
Verification:
Possible
Verse:
Yes
Photo number:
14
Vol name:
REGION25
File name:
14
Memo:
This looks, at first glance, like the typical Geyer face with wings, but there were several carvers producing very similar cherub faces in the late 1700s (Lamson, Hastings, Homer? and an unidentified Cape Cod carver). The lettering on this stone is similar to that produced by John Homer and his son.

Adams, Elijah