Yep, you’re gonna die

Deaths Head_Cooperstown

Continuing on from Friday’s grim, Puritanical vein, here’s another, frequently seen carving on 18th century headstones. Death’s heads symbolize the shortness of life while the wings symbolize the soul ascending into the afterlife. This headstone memorializing Mrs. Sarah Cott is located in the old Christ Church graveyard in Cooperstown, NY.

It’s the same cemetery where James Fenimore Cooper and his family are buried.


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