A stump with scroll inscription marking the grave of a member of the Improved Order of Heptasophs, which probably entitled him to this stump.
Hugh H. Wallace Stump, South Side Cemetery
Abraham Stump, South Side Cemetery
A sumptuous stump with peeled bark for the inscription and a bonus fern. Joseph Abraham died in 1861; his wife Mary Ann died in 1879, and the stump probably dates from then or later.
Klicker Family Plot, Union Dale Cemetery
Stumps are common in cemeteries; logs less so, but not rare. This symmetrical arrangement of stumps and logs is unique in Pittsburgh, as far as old Pa Pitt knows.
Chambers Stump, South Side Cemetery
A more artistic stump than usual, with a particularly well-done inscription.
Senn Family Plot, Rosedale Cemetery
The Senn family plot carries the rustic-stump metaphor to an odd extreme. One central stump is surrounded by small stumps, one for each deceased family member. If the stump represents a life cut off, then the most descriptive term for the metaphor applied to a whole family this way is “deforestation.”