Green Wood Cemetery vintage view Brooklyn NY. Hand colored and full of Gothic appeal, this photo was made by Webster and Albe of Rochester New York. Sold via Canvassers, this wonderful Victorian image is a marvel of the photographers skill. This stereo is bright and full or marble angels, fountains and monuments.
According to the Green-wood Cemetery web site, as well as the Culbertson and Randall book, Permanent New Yorkers, this graveyard is jam packed with famous folks, now deceased . Lets drop a few names shall we; Horace Greeley, Boss Tweed, Samuel Morse, Margaret Sanger, the Tiffany and Pierrpont families . Other notables include mobsters, Albert Anastasia and Crazy Joe Joey Gallo , music legend Leonard Bernstein, abolishionist Henry Ward Beecher, father of baseball, Henry Chadwick and celeb photographer Napolean Sarony.
According to the Graveyard web site, this marble orchard is just as famous for it's feathered friends. The annual Christmas bird count notes an extremly large and diverse population. Seen and not easily forgotten are 2 species of Loons, Turkey Vultures, Falcons and crows ( never more).
To again quote the website,
The Green-Wood Cemetery has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries and is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history's most memorable figures. Since its establishment in 1838, The Green-Wood Cemetery has offered a dignified selection of burial options including an urn garden, columbarium, community and private family mausoleums, as well as traditional, in-ground burials, all in a historic, non-sectarian setting. With 478 acres filled with thousands of trees, flowering shrubs and four lakes, The Green-Wood Cemetery offers eternal tranquility among timeless beauty.
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