Tag: Allegorical Figures

  • Shanor Column, Union Dale Cemetery

    Shanor column

    An odd mixture of styles: the base is a sort of medieval-classical fantasy, from which sprouts a column with an Egyptian-style lotus capital, and on that stands an allegorical figure of Hope.

    Hope
  • Dr. G. T. Jacoby Mausoleum, Prospect Cemetery

    A small but rich-looking mausoleum in a kind of classicized Gothic style, topped by Hope clutching her anchor. The bronze doors are particularly worth looking at. The mausoleum and statue are nearly identical to the J. P. Ober mausoleum in Allegheny Cemetery, with only very slight alterations in the details.

  • Rook Column, Allegheny Cemetery

    An elaborate Corinthian column erected in 1881 for Alexander Rook, an editor of the late lamented Dispatch. The recording angel is a particularly good one, and figures of hope and faith flank the column.

  • Johnston Monument, Homewood Cemetery

    Hope, carrying her little anchor, gazes out into the distance. Her classical drapery is unusually splendid, and the decades of industrial grime give it added depth.

  • Siebert Monument, Birmingham Cemetery

    By far the grandest monument in the cemetery, this one is surmounted by a figure pointing upward, like the traditional representations of Hope, except that there is no anchor. Instead, she holds a stem of lilies. Whatever she represents, she is a fine piece of sculpture, all the more surprising for being the only notable piece of sculpture in the whole cemetery.