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Woodland Cemetery has a lot fewer angel statues than Lake View Cemetery. It’s a more urban cemetery and had a smaller proportion of wealthy individuals interred in its grounds.


While I certainly have not toured every inch of the grounds, I have walked most of the cemetery. In my photos, I have only these two angel statues recorded.

Keokee Angel

It’s an interesting way to look at cemeteries, to compare how much of a certain kind of artwork appear in one versus another. Sometimes it is a matter of when the cemetery was in its heyday, and sometimes it seems to be the relative wealth of the residents. Other preferences do seem to be regional aesthetics (or perhaps the result of a local artist embracing a particular style).

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