History and photography in Savannah’s second oldest cemetery
In this video we talk a quick walk through the Colonial Cemetery (now a park) in Savanah, Georgia. I’ll provide a little history and there are a few black and white photographs at the end of the video.
Behind the scenes photographs
In Colonial Cemetery, park benches sit alongside very old tombstones. Here I am with the marker for Thomas J. Langston, who departed this world in 1824.
Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery — historical marker acknowledging the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820, in which nearly 700 people were buried in a mass grave.
Old gravestones and new growth: dislocated headstones are mounted on a brick wall that’s sprouting greenery in Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery.
A flower made of sweetgrass, which refers to the local craft of making sweetgrass baskets, a tradition of the Gullah Geechee community of the low country.
Skull and cross bones on an antique grave stone in Savannah’s Colonial Cemetery.
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