Cemetery Safari: Funerary Art at Greenmount

Officially dedicated in 1839, the Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore is the final resting place to over 65,000 people. It was modeled after the Mount Auburn cemetery in Boston, which started the rural cemetery movement in the United States. Rural cemeteries were intended for public enjoyment before the widespread development of public parks. Greenmount is a fine example of funerary architecture and sculpture that has been long lost in contemporary times...

Greenmount Cemtery Baltimore angel

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemtery Baltimore angels

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

One grave consisted of a stone casket encased in curved glass. Roses were carved beautifully into the sarcophagus.

Greenmount Cemetery Baltimore

Greenmount Cemtery Baltimore flowers

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