Add a little Gothic Victorian charm to your home with this black and white poster of a cherub kneeling on a pillow, hands clasped in prayer and eyes gazing up toward Heaven.
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This lovely cherub graces the resting place of Thomas Moore Clark, Jr. (1865-1869) in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery.
Cherubs often appear on children’s graves from the Victorian era, when child mortality rates were high. Diseases like diphtheria, smallpox, and influenza took an especially hard toll.
In a post on Oakland Cemetery’s blog, Richard Waterhouse writes of the statue:
He kneels on a pillow, which suggests sleeping, because the Christian Victorians believed that death was a resting place before the Second Coming.
Thomas’ epitaph reads:
Earth has returned the gift which Heaven lent us.
Victorians certainly had a gift for crafting epitaphs that were both beautiful and heartbreaking.