"mock-up" (?) and actual headstone - Plashet cemetery, England #general


Chris Gould <oldandintheway9@...>
 

Dear All,

I have posted on Viewmate 2 photographs of the headstone of my
g-grandmother Rebecca Levy (Gould). She was buried in Plashet cemetery
(London, UK) in 1901. The first photo (VM13317) (I dont know when it
was taken) shows a pristine stone and lettering including Rebecca's
personal details (i.e. name, age, date died, husband).

The second photo (VM13318) (taken this week) shows a slightly
different stone, (parentheses around last name, absence of 4 lines of
general English wording included in the earlier photo) but same personal
details.

The first photo looks "too good to be true". Was it a practice to prepare
"mock-ups" of headstones for approval prior to the actual carving?
The age of the second stone is such as to suggest it may have been
the original stone. If the first one had been damaged, then I think it
not unreasonable to expect any replacement to have been identical.

I would welcome comments.

Chris GOULD/London-UK
Searching: ASHENFARB (Warsaw); BERGBAUM (Lodz, Kielce); GOULD,
LEVY-GOULD; KORENBLIT, KOOSEL, SALISBURY, SOLSBERG, ZALSBERG, ZELSBERG

Direct url's:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13317
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13318

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