photographed at Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln, KS. The young man was a traveling salesman. He died while visiting home and his father had the stone cutter carve this suitcase tombstone as a fitting marker for his son.
Lincoln Cemetery, Kansas This is one of my favs, says he loved to travel, likely a salesman
Lincoln Cemetery, Kansas Wonder if his family knew where he'd stopped last?
All things fade. It is painful to love things death can touch, but love none the less. How do you live, sir?
The Suitcase Tombstone in Lincoln, Kansas, was featured in the book: "The Soul In The Stone: Cemetery Art From America's Heartland" by John Gary Brown
The sculpture, known as the Bird Girl, was created in by sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson in Lake Forest, Illinois. It achieved fame when it was featured on the cover of the 1994 novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".