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Finding the Hidden Treasures in Tombstone Rubbings - continued

This person died in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. This stone is a good example of the style of how numbers and letters were written in the 1700's.

The 1's look like 7's, and many of the words are spelled phonetically.

This shows how he was born in England and buried in St. Augustine. This person was a book illustrator. The "Caloecott Award" (presented to illustrators of children's books) is named after him.

This stone in Franklin Co. North Carolina "tells the real story." Note the phrase "killed by bushwhackers," and the description (John 17 killed on Rock Creek by Capt. Tim Lyons) of her son's death.

This is a beautiful example of "brass rubbings." On this popular tombstone style in England, brass is mounted on stone. Sabina used the "metallic" crayons for the color contrasts in this rubbing.

This is the simple but thought provoking stone of "William Wordsworth" and his wife "Mary."

Sabina did this rubbing after sunset in England. She showed a group of delighted Korean students how to do a rubbing of their own at the same time.

Back to the Tombstone Rubbings Tutorial - continued

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