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Three Broken Hearts

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Three Broken Hearts
Old Burying Point
Salem, Massachusetts


This monochrome photo shows an ancient headstone at the Old Burying Point in Salem, Massachusetts, the city's oldest cemetery. The two hearts shown are the infant children of Thomas and Mary Hould. Both children, Thomas and Elizabeth, perished in the month of August and both were 16 months old. Their deaths are separated by just three years. Living in the wilderness of eastern Massachusetts Colony in the late 1600's must have been a difficult life. This is truly a heart breaking tale.
But there is more to this heartbreak than meets the eye. If you look carefully there is what would have been a third heart just to the left of Thomas Jr's heart. The stone over the years has broken and a piece has gone missing. There must have been a third child lost to Thomas and Mary as they tried to make a living and life on the harsh land.

Footprint Shadows in the Snow

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Footprint Shadows in the Snow
Greenlawn Cemetery
Salem, Massachusetts

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Olde Burying Point Cemetery

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Olde Burying Point Cemetery
Charter Street
Salem, Massachusetts

Posted for Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is "old/" For many more photo on this same theme click here for Thursday Challenge.

Three Broken Hearts

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Three Broken Hearts
Olde Burying Point Cemetery
Salem, Massachusetts


This monochrome photo shows an ancient headstone at the Old Burying Point in Salem, Massachusetts, the city's oldest cemetery. The two hearts shown are the infant children of Thomas and Mary Hould. Both children, Thomas and Elizabeth, perished in the month of August and both were 16 months old. Their deaths are separated by just three years. Living in the wilderness of eastern Massachusetts Colony in the late 1600's must have been a difficult life. This is truly a heart breaking tale.
But there is more to this heartbreak than meets the eye. If you look carefully there is what would have been a third heart just to the left of Thomas Jr's heart. The stone over the years has broken and a piece has gone missing. There must have been a third child lost to Thomas and Mary as they tried to make a living and life on the harsh land.
Posted for Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge is "old." For man…

Train in Motion II

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Train in Motion II
Salem Depot
Salem, Massachusetts

Thursday Challenge is a weekly thematic collaboration of photo bloggers. This week's challenge (week 2) is motion. For many more photos on this same theme click here for Thursday Challenge.

Courthouse In Shadow

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Courthouse In Shadow
Laconia Superior Court
Laconia, New Hampshire

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Train in Motion I

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Train in Motion I
Salem Depot
Salem, Massachusetts

Thursday Challenge is a weekly thematic collaboration of photo bloggers. This week's challenge is "motion." For more photos on this theme click here for Thursday Challenge.

Colonial House Shadows

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Colonial House Shadows
Narbonne House - 1660
Salem, Massachusetts

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2