Children from the past

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  1. Chiller

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    I always find the grave of a child to have such a strong emotion. These are a few I had stored , but never posted.

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    These two stones stand only a few feet high. There seemed to be a time in the 1950's where the types of childrens gravestones seemed to come from only one source. They all have a photograph attached to them, and all of the stones are designed pretty much the same.
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    The date on this stone goes back to the early 1950's. There is a small picture of the boy at the bottom. He was only 4 years old
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    Last one. I blanked out the childs name and photo out of respect for him. I dont know where the flower came from, but it seemed like somebody still visits this boy today. He also passed away in the 1950's
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    #3, "Our Darling Son", man that is sad.

    Unique stones, not seen any quite like those.
     
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    Wow! These are very interesting imagesÂ… And a bit disturbing! The mood was captured very well.
     
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    Yes, I always find children's graves so emotional too. #3 is particularly sad to me.
     
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    sad but well captured images chiller..... good work man, love the first one :thumbup:
     
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    These are beautiful but also sad. Nice work.
     
  7. Chiller

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    Thank you so much everyone. One thing that I always wondered was why the children are buried away from other family members. In this cemetery and others I hang out at, there is always an "infants" section.
    Must research that.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Each of these seems to show a different side of an individual, especially with the contrasty black and white.
     
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    A moving series. #3 is my fave too.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These make me too sad.

    (My son's grave is much more inconspicuous, though, with a very simple stone-shaped stone only).
     
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    That is very sad. I had a similiar find awhile back, with a 50-something year-old grave that still had fresh flowers on it... I cant imagine what a death of a child would be like.. it seems so intensely sad.
     
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    some friends of ours just lost their son after only 3 weeks, trisomy13, sad knowing from birth that you have less than a month to spend with your child... great captures chiller, i really like the sc on the last one... :thumbup:
     

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