Friday, September 26, 2014

Charleston, South Carolina

Symbolizing Hope:  Because they needed more room for burials, the congregants of Charleston's German Evangelical Lutheran Church purchased Bethany Cemetery in 1856. After that, headstone lexicon began to appear in German.  The symbolic language, however, spoke across linguistic divides. Today, Anglophones may not be able to read the inscription, but they are able to read the anchor. Bethany Cemetery. [2012]

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