History comes "alive" here.
Monday I visited what is said to be the oldest public cemetery in the United States. It's in Derby, Ct., less than two miles from our house.
How do you like the skull on the top of this sunken headstone? More than one person in the family had a stone like this. Eeek. Many of these ancient headstones were half-sunk into the ground.
As you can see, Mr. Wooster was the first settler here wa-a-a-ay back in 1651. This monument was installed at a much later date.
I thought this impressive 19th-century gravestone looked good in sepia, but I prefer the original below. I think it's because it was such a picture-perfect blue sky when I snapped it. Notice both husband and wife died on Christmas Day. He died in 1841 and she in 1869.
See many more sepia-fied photos at Sepia Scenes, a meme hosted by Mary T, The Teach.