Sunday, January 11, 2009

Orange Judd's grave


A classically dressed female figure raises her clenched fist to heaven over the grave of Orange Judd. It is more usual to see such a figure raising a finger that points heavenward suggesting that the dead has gone to heaven. But in this case it might be that the female figure represents the anger of the Judd family at losing 3 children soon after childbirth.

Judd served in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, was an agriculturist and scientist. His grave is located at Flushing Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.



soulbrush said...

all the last few posts are imposing and impressive photos. i will definitely join you on ruby tuesday, i love a new challenge. hugs.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

This may sound crazy...but I've been thinking about statues like this to photograph in this heavenly snow we are having! I haven't had any luck finding any statuary that I like! Imagine hopping on and seeing two perfect examples!!!!
They are just lovely! I love cemetary statues and gravestones!!
Enjoy your day!!