Chris Muir's Day By Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Forgotten By Most, Studied Intently By One

Bigham gravestones, that is, studied by University of North Carolina folklorist Daniel Patterson, who has written a scholarly work on the distinctive stones.

Here's an example, the gravestone of Andrew Bigham himself:



Patterson has spent a good portion of his life studying the gravestones and writing his book. Scholarship in the best sense of the word.

Accompanying slideshow can be found here.

1 comment:

ProudHillbilly said...

My daughter and I love poking around old gravestones and admiring the artwork and inscriptions.