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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shopping for a headstone


Can you imagine shopping for your headstone needs from Sears or Montgomery Ward, from their catalog? Well, at one time you could.
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Grave guards and arches first appeared in the 1897 Sears Fall catalog. Beginning with the 1902 Spring catalog Sears issued a special tombstone catalog annually until 1949.
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I have copies of several catalog pages and tried to find a headstone photo from my collection that closely resembled one from catalogue no. 117, 1908 issue, The Great Price Maker. It looks a lot like it.
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The Laughlin surname stone is in the Haven Priest Cemetery. James died in 1906 and Hazel in 1926.

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