Empty park bench and tree trunk in a deserted cemetery, backed by a cloudy, gray sky.
Broken tombstone nestled in the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Broken Headstone 2
Shattered gravestone in honor of Pearson infant son. Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Broken Headstone 3
Fragmented headstone, close-up, belonging to Pearson infant son. Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Headstone, name obscured, buried within the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery.
Buried Headstone 2
Memorial stone, name obscured, disappearing beneath the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery.
Repaired gravestone for daughter of M. and J.D. Cahill. Inscription begins, “Beneath this stone / its soft repose…”
Repaired memorial stone for Ellen Cahill. Moss covers part of the infant daughter’s name.
Striated gray headstone; name and inscription no longer legible.
Dark Headstone 2
Weathered gravestone at Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas. Stone bears two distinctly circular indentations.
Headstone for Nancy “Edna” Graves. Stone bears a carving of a hand pointing toward heaven.
Four, small white flowers with yellow stamens contrast with a gravestone in the background.
A triangular memorial stone bears the letters “E” and “P.”
Landscape shot of several headstones and obelisks at a deserted cemetery in Austin, TX.
Graves And Highway
Foregrounded gravestone. Several rows of graves and Burnet Road serve as a backdrop.
Graves And Sky
Rows of graves; sky is filled with gray storm clouds and patches of blue.
White headstone for William Graves, husband of Edna. Inscription: Remembered by All.
Graves Headstone 2
Portrait shot of William Graves’ tombstone engraved with “remembered by all” and three interlocking links.
Headstone for J.F. Harmon engraved with a flower and keystone symbol of the Free Masons.
Weathered, moss-covered square gravestone for one-year-old Beatrice Harris. Born April 1910; died April 1911.
Ornate gravestone engraved with two clasping hands. In memory of S.D. Pennington.
Distant shot of gravestone for two-year-old Albert Austin Tuey. Engraved with a dove.
Headstone And Flower 1
Wildflower and tombstone of Gladys Parker, daughter of Charles and Ida Parker.
Headstone And Flower 2
Blurred wildflower, close-up of Gladys Parker’s gravestone. Born 1908; died of whooping cough in 1910.
Deserted cemetery, solitary tree, and almost-empty highway set against an overcast sky.
Eight hornets build their nest along the underside of an anonymous memorial stone.
Gravestone of infant Ravanelli. No inscription; only dates of birth and death (February—November, 1918).
Line Of Graves
Line of headstones retreat into the distance. First two stones bear a similar architecture.
Tombstone of Mrs. Ellen Lynch. Dates still legible; possible inscription lost to time and weather.
Mary Smith Howard
Simple, rectangular marker of Mary Smith Howard. Stone includes only name and dates 1865—1939.
Leaning gravestone of Mrs. Blanche Moore. Dates of birth and death somewhat legible, 1912—1929.
Green moss encroaches upon a cornice of a nameless headstone.
Green and reddish mosses overtake the upper portion of an anonymous gravestone.
Red-orange moss and weather continue their decay of an unidentified tombstone.
Moss overtakes an upright gravestone; sculptural elements, engravings, and inscription lost to time and weather.
Mossy Headstone 2
Moss-covered gravestone of Little Henry Brock, two years old. Inscription barely legible, mentions a “cure.”
Mossy Headstone 3
Upright gravestone of Ethel Wylie. In front, W.W. Wylie’s stone lies flat on the ground.
Unnamed headstone except for the word “MOTHER.” Identifying information presumably lost to history.
Young woman examines a gravestone topped by a sculpture of a lamb.
Lamb sculpture, its face still recognizable, foregrounds a blurred young woman in the background.
Rectangular, flat headstone with a fleur de lis border. Inscription: Mrs. Octavo Rogers, 1851—1894.
Upright, four-foot-tall headstone of Arch Garner. Most details obscured by moss; two clasping hands remain.
Tree And Sky
Shade tree extends its leafy branches into a sky patched with white and gray clouds.
Truck speeds by the Merrilltown Cemetery so fast that it becomes a white-and-orange streak.
Infant’s headstone; lamb carved in relief. Inscription: Rest Sweet Timie / Til Papa Comes.
Woodward Headstone 2
Headstone of Jane Woodward, who lived 64 years, four months, and four days.
Woodward Headstone 3
Tombstone of L.S. Woodward, scallops around name. Lived 78 years, five months, and 23 days.
Zimmerman Headstone 2
Upright gravestone of E.F. Zimmerman. Engraved flourishes beneath name and around “born” and “died.”
Zimmerman Headstone 1
Engraved tombstone. Vine flourishes surround the words “born” and “died.”