Photographer's Note

Another shot at the Grove Street cemetery. This one a simple shot of a family plot, the headstones saying all they need to.

Grove Street is an urban cemetery. Its geometrical pattern echoes the nine squares of the city. The paths give easy access to horse-drawn vehicles and automobiles. It allows no room for a grove of trees: space for burial sites is maximized. In addition to trees, shrubs and flowers, extraordinarily varied markers from obelisks to sarcophagi to the simplest grave stone decorate the cemetery. The history of New Haven with its many themes, crises and accomplishments can be traced in Grove Street Cemetery.

Among the internationally renowned persons interred here are Eli Whitney, inventor; Noah Webster, lexicographer; Josiah Willard Gibbs, Jr., scientist; Lyman Beecher, abolitionist and prohibitionist; O.C. Marsh, paleontologist and Lars Onsager, Nobel Prize winner. Persons important to American life are numerous: Roger Sherman, the only person to have signed all four basic documents of American sovereignty including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; Walter Camp, father of American football; Jedidiah Morse, father of American geography (and of S.E.B. Morse, painter and telegraph inventor) and Dr. Worthington Hooker, father of American medical ethics.

- saturation and contrast increased
- desaturated all colors except red and slight yellow

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 2380
Points: 0
  • None
Additional Photos by Josh Ackerman (joshack) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 9 N: 57] (455)
View More Pictures