“Angel of Atlanta” Poster, 36x24”

$45.00 USD

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Make any space as unique as you are with this beautiful, original poster print.

* Thick, premium paper
* Resists crinkling, scuffs, and fingerprints
* Luster sheen
* Certified low-VOC ink
* Plastic-free packaging

"Angel of Atlanta" Poster, 36x24" mockup in a living room with purple and gold accents.

This poster of a Classical angel with outstretched wings will bring ethereal beauty to any style of home decor - Victorian, Arts & Crafts, cottage, farmhouse, modern, and more. Carved in marble, this graceful sculpture honors Mary Glover Thurman in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.

History

Photographed in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, this angel sculpture in Neoclassical style is carved on the tombstone of Mary Glover Thurman.

Mary Glover Thurman (1829-1916) moved to Atlanta in 1855 with her husband, a dentist.

The couple cultivated a flower garden so impressive that it became known throughout the city.

After her husband’s death, Mary began gifting her flowers to others. Her frequent visits to hospitals to bestow flowers on sick patients earned her the nickname “The Angel of Atlanta.”

It’s believed that the angel was sculpted by James Novelli, known for his cemetery work and war memorials.

She appears to be patterned after Woodlawn Cemetery’s Kinsley Angel, by famed sculptor Daniel Chester French (best known for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.).