Marshall Monument, Allegheny Cemetery


Marshall monument
The original image is missing: this one was taken in 2022.

This monument was put up in 1889. The sculpture is slightly chunky in that particular 1880s way, but it is a fine work: the woman is idealized, but the boy is true to life in his squirmy attitude. One is tempted to say that he has exactly the look of a child who has been bribed to sit still for an artist and has had just about enough of it.

A pair of urns decorated the steps to the Marshall family plot, but one is cracked and the other missing.


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