Jewish Grave Markers in Chicago

Collection by Kara VanDam

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This board captures the photography, iconography, and construction of grave markers found in Jewish cemeteries in Chicago, IL

Kara VanDam
Many of the markers at Jewish Waldheim cemetery are tipping over at dangerous angles. Warning signs are affixed to many. (Graveyards of Chicago, Day Cemetery, Serenity, Places To Visit, Chicago, Grave Markers, The Incredibles, Graveyards, Warning Signs, Angles
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Many of the markers in the Jewish Waldheim cemetery are tipping over at dangerous angles. Warning signs are affixed to many. The lack of concrete vaults and the use of wooden coffins leads to a settling of the ground in the cemetery that causes instability.

Three children lost young from one family

Three children lost young from one family

Israel, aged 12, died 1912 Grave Markers, Memento Mori, Israel, Chicago, Age, Photography, Photograph, Fotografie, Photo Shoot
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Israel, aged 12, died 1912

Ethel Phillips died at the age of 3 in Like many markers, it has toppled over.

Ethel Phillips died at the age of 3 in 1914. Like many markers, it has toppled over.

Hands in prayer Grave Markers, Garden Sculpture, Prayer, Chicago, Hands, Outdoor Decor, Photography, Eid Prayer, Photograph
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Hands in prayer

Leon, aged 7, died 1898 Grave Markers, Chicago, Age, Photography, Photograph, Fotografie, Photo Shoot, Fotografia, Photoshoot
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Leon, aged 7, died 1898

Sadie, aged 11, died 1899 Grave Markers, Sadie, Chicago, Photography, Art, Art Background, Photograph, Fotografie, Kunst
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Sadie, aged 11, died 1899

A classic tree marker Grave Markers, Chicago, Classic, Photography, Derby, Photograph, Fotografie, Photo Shoot, Classical Music
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A classic tree marker