Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with…

Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment.....

Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to be the second largest cemetery in America and the early information on rules and regulations as well as the design details make this a key resource for information on cemetery design in the USA.

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