Historian Glenn A. Knoblock is the author of seven previous books, including Arcadia Publishing's Historic Burial Grounds of the New Hampshire Seacoast (1999). He has given numerous lectures and walking tours in Portsmouth cemeteries and is an ex-officio member of the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Cemetery Committee.
Portsmouth Cemeteriesby Glenn A. Knoblock
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Portsmouth Cemeteries, a photographic study of this city's cemeteries, uncovers a compelling history of the area from the Colonial era to the 1900s. These cemeteries provide a direct link to the past, where many stories are told in stone. The gravestones and monuments feature unusual works of art, and the inscriptions act as documents that preserve family histories, valiant military service, and memories of those lost at sea. Through the author's collection of photographs, readers can see how gravestones evolved over time and learn about some of Portsmouth's own practitioners in the art of stone carving.
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