Camera and Accessories

 
Raised: $245.00
Goal: $1,600.00
 
 
 

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Jenn Marcelais

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For 10 years I've been photographing and documenting early New England gravestones. Have a look at the resulting website at A Very Grave Matter, http://www.gravematter.com. These are s... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Jenn Marcelais on January 24, 2011

For 10 years I've been photographing and documenting early New England gravestones.  Have a look at the resulting website at A Very Grave Matter, http://www.gravematter.com.  These are some of the earliest works of art accomplished by New Englanders not to mention a lasting tribute to the lives of our forefathers.  To date I've photographed over 15,000 gravestones.

These places often lack attention by their governmental guardians and vandalized by people who don't care about protecting history.  Photographing these gravestones is also in an effort to document them before they're destroyed in any manner and the resource is lost forever.  Many cities and towns lack the funds or interest to document or conserve these cemeteries themselves.

This is entirely a volunteer effort.  The camera I use is a 8 year old Sony Cybershot 5 megapixels with spots on the inside of the lens and a sticky shutter.  A new camera plus backup batteries and extra flash cards would be great for my project.
 
 
 
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Recent Donations (11)

$245 raised by 11 people in 39 months.

$10.00

John Stamper

26 months ago

 
 

Thank you!

 

$10.00

Anonymous

30 months ago

 

$20.00

Anonymous

30 months ago

 

$10.00

Pamela Beveridge

30 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Anonymous

34 months ago

 

$100.00

Laurie Manton

34 months ago

 
 

I hope you get enough for a camera kit soon!

 

$10.00

Rita Bomher aka Grave Addict

34 months ago

 
 

A very noble cause, indeed.

 

$25.00

Heather Wilkinson Rojo

34 months ago

 
 

I've lost track of all the ancestors gravestones you have photographed and researched. Also, lots of collateral relatives, and their neighbors! Thanks for a great website, and good luck!

 

$10.00

Gothic Gourd Girl (Stacy Saman)

34 months ago

 
 

People don't treat the art of the gravemarker with respect...I love your pictures, and use them for inspiration for what I do also...although I am raising money for my own angioplasty for MS treatment, if we all help each other with $10 here and there, and spread it around...we all get the help we need...:) Good luck from another taphophile!

 

$15.00

Ken Buzzell

36 months ago

 
 

We hope this helps,just looking for info on capt. william buswell of salisbury Ma. He`s buried in the Salisbury buriel ground. Thank you.

 

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