St. Michael’s Cemetery

A few shots from the cemetery out in Queens that I visited yesterday. It’s right by La Guardia so there were planes coming and going the whole time, and getting a lot closer than the one in this first photograph.

I wanted to see the paupers sections where some of the people I’m writing about were buried. But the paupers sections are just large green patches of grass, with no markers. There isn’t anything really to see. But they’ve started a Wall of Remembrance, to list the people buried there. They have thousands more names to go.

St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria, New York

Somewhere under there lies a six year old child I wrote about, and many, many others. Sad to think of her there. (I experimented with an edge fade, I think it suits the subject.)

St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria, New York

The Wall of Remembrance. Churches would buy a plot, and I took a shot from the section for Grace Church, where I sing every week.

St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria, New York

St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria, New York

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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