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