Rook Monument, Allegheny Cemetery

Recording angel

An elaborately Victorian column with a recording angel at the top and statues of Hope and Faith on the lavish base. (We notice the absence of Charity, perhaps because the Rooks decided to take their money with them in the form of this monument.)

Rook monument from the right
From the hill opposite
Recording angel against blue sky
Recording angel
Recording angel and capital
Cherub on the capital
Hope with her anchor.
Faith with her cross.
Rook monument

Note how the shadow of the angel is moving across the Lewis-Elliott monument behind it. If we wait just a few minutes…

Shadow of the angel


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