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Styles of Ceramic Grave Markers
Ceramic grave marker or pottery tombstone in the slanted straight upright style.

Ceramic grave marker or pottery tombstone in the slanted upright style.

Image Courtesy of Gary Conwell

BP: You have found that there are five main styles, with variations. Would you list these styles and give a bit of information about them?

GC: As to marker styles, this would be my own names or general monument company names.

1) The Flat Headstone: although not [really] flat, it slants. This measures roughly 2' x 1' x 10" to 1'. It is by far the most common and can be seen an association with any of the other markers.

2) The Slanted Upright: measures about 3'x 2'x 3'. This has laurel branches decorating the sides.

the straight upright styles....

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