Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Swan Point








Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pepperell family in Swan Point


For this from out our bourne of
time and place the flood may bear
me far, I hope to see my pilot face
to face when I have crossed the bar


William S. Pepperell

his wife
Gertrude M. Sommerville

David Arnold Pepperell (WW1 veteran)

his wife

Ruth Henderson

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Benedict Lapham family in Swan Point


In Memory of 
Benedict Lapham (medallion)
June 26, 1816-June 18, 1883

Anne E. Austin, his wife
March 26, 1817-July 3, 1897


In memory of
Fanny C. Lapham
July 15, 1847
Dec. 23, 1852
Franklin Treat
June 2, 1832
Dec. 21, 1887

his wife
Elizabeth Lapham
Oct. 16, 1844
Jany 26, 1917

Maud Lapham Treat
Mar. 18, 1869
Mar. 28, 1869

Rev. Richard Lapham
Mar. 19, 1790-June 2, 1856
Phebe A. his wife
Dec. 1, 1793-Aug. 8, 1869


In memory of

Lilburn Lapham
May 7, 1813
July 29, 1887
His wife
Fanny C. Smith
July 25, 1810
Oct. 13, 1880
Phebe Lapham 
April 7, 1829
Oct. 6, 1869

Enos Lapham 
Sept. 13, 1821-June 21, 1894
Abby B. Austin his wife
Dec. 30, 1822-Mar 16, 1885

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nightingale in Swan Point

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, in the winter

Monday, November 18, 2013

Swan Point, late autumn

OK, so I post-processed these images -- using one of the HDR filters in PhotosTools from OnOne software -- but, frankly, the look I got reflects what I was seeing yesterday when I strolled through Swan Point: a growing bleakness about the grounds with hints of the cold coming on.

Alfred Stone memorial

Federici family

One of the many branches of the Sprague family

Lizzie and Carrie Vose


Lamb family -- one son is buried in Auteuil Cemetery in Paris

William S. Sprague family

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Robert and Sofia Knight in Swan Point

Robert Knight Esq.
born in Cranston,
May 22, 1782;
died in Providence,
Dec. 5, 1862
in the 81st year of his age 

wife of Robert Knight,
born in Cranston,
Aug. 20, 1784,
died in Providence,
July 11, 1825,
in the 41st year of her age

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Autumn in Swan Point

George and Hannah Campbell

Anthony and Celina Zifcak in Swan Point

The inscription on the little door reads "Gone Home." How cool is that, eh?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Harriet Ware in Swan Point

A teacher of children in the impoverished neighborhood of India Point in Providence in the early 19th century, Harriet Ware must have been someone on the special side of life. When she died of cancer in 1849 the Sabbath Schools erected a monument over her grave in Swan Point. Sitting out alone on a slight rise in the ground draws the casual passerby by close in to learn why this space seems slightly special indeed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Swan Point in Autumn

As some of you know I spend a fair amount of time in cemeteries: Mount Auburn in Cambridge is one of my favorites, probably because it's an incredibly gorgeous place to walk and enjoy any season. But Swan Point in Providence is another favorite haunt and it's just two minutes from Susie's shop at Hope Artiste Village!

So, after I dropped the French Tarte off -- she was teaching her final brioche class of the season -- I popped over to Swan Point, parked the car, grabbed my camera and spent the next hour and a half strolling soaking up autumn.