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Iconography of death common symbolism of late 18th through early 20th century tombstones in the southeastern United States by Debi Hacker

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Published by Chicora Foundation in Columbia, S.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Southern States,
  • Southern States.

Subjects:

  • Sepulchral monuments -- United States -- Southern States -- Themes, motives,
  • Death in art,
  • Symbolism in art -- United States -- Southern States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementDebi Hacker.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNB1803.U6 H33 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3950161M
ISBN 101583170472
LC Control Number2001042091
OCLC/WorldCa47168747

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