Upperman Monument, Allegheny Cemetery

A fine angel, with rather butterfly-like wings spread, done in relief on a rustic boulder. The monument was installed in 1913 for Mr. John Upperman (his stone is in front), who was an undertaker, and apparently found it a profitable business. The doe is a temporary installation; her two companions were browsing nearby, but she had decided to rest in the shade for a while. Since she is a full-grown deer, she gives us a good idea of the scale of the monument.

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