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A Monument Pattern Book

William B. Franke's Designs for Monuments. New York: Published by the author, 1875

Monument Designs for Monuments is a pattern book, with a handsome decorative title page drawn by the author and forty plates. There is no text. The plates range from modest grave markers and headstones to obelisks, sarcophagi, mortuary chapels, and underground vaults.

This book will be of immediate value to a distinguished AAS scholar researching lithographed memorial prints. Among the issues that interest her are pictorial sources for the tombs illustrated in the prints. For example, she has been able to track down a tomb in one print to a French publication depicting tombs in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. This volume may lead her to other interesting discoveries.

Funded in part by the Georgia B. and James H. Barnhill Fund

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