Post Profile

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

By the 19th century in America, church graveyards had grown overcrowded and derelict, the sites of grave robbery, prostitution, and other unseemly activity. The tides had shifted away from the emphasis the church once placed on death and damnation, especially after the high death toll on women and children in the Victorian era. People wanted to remember their dead in a loving manner, rather than a dark, depressing one.
read more


Related Posts

The Manhattan Burial Crisis of 1822 Makes Every Cemetery Today Seem Amazing

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

"View from Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn," 1881, by Rudolph Cronau. (Image: Public Domain/WikiCommons) The 300-year-old graveyard at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan today serves as a respite from the frenzy of the Financial Distri...

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery in Ämari Air Force Base, Estonia

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Tucked into the scrubby woods near Estonia's Ämari Air Base is a pilot's graveyard where Soviet airmen are buried beneath the fins of the very aircraft they likely died in. The graves in the Ämari cemetery hold the bodies of a numbe...

South Park Street Cemetery in Kolkata, India

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Possibly one of the earliest cemeteries not connected to a church, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century, the South Park Street Cemetery no longer welcomes the dead, but attracts ...

Friends Quaker Cemetery

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Friends Quaker Cemetery 19th century cemetery hidden in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Concealed from the sprawled picnickers, dogs catching frisbees, and endless rotations of bicyclists in Prospect Park is a 19th century Quaker cemetery....

Brooklyn's Smallest Graveyard in Brooklyn, New York

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

New York is quite spoiled when it comes to tiny graveyards. The Second Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue is a peculiarly small cemetery on a triangular plot of land secreted behind a brick wall on West 11th. Out on St...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC