Bruton Parish Church Cemetery

Dublin Core

Title

Bruton Parish Church Cemetery

Subject

Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.)
Albumen prints
Centennial Photographic Company
Block 21. Building 01.
Cemeteries - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Tombstones and monuments of important historical figures fill the cemetery of Bruton Parish Church. The efforts of the Centennial Photographic Company to document the graves of earlier inhabitants underscores its mission to visually record historic features of the town. Along with several marked memorials to fallen Confederate soldiers, the graveyard is known to contain the unmarked plots of at least forty Confederate soldiers who died after the Battle of Williamsburg.

One of the earliest organized activities to preserve Williamsburg's historic heritage occurred in the churchyard under the direction of the Catharine Memorial Society. In the early 1880s, a group of women led by Cynthia Beverly Tucker Coleman raised money to repair the cemetery in memory of her daughter, Catharine Brooke Coleman. This photo records the condition of the graveyard prior to any preservation efforts.

Creator

Centennial Photographic Company

Date

ca.1875

Rights

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Is Part Of

Albumen Print Collection, MS2005.16

Format

jpeg

Type

image

Identifier

D2010-COPY-0302-2010

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Albumen print on board

Physical Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Citation

Centennial Photographic Company, “Bruton Parish Church Cemetery,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 17, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/514.