Little Gracie  by Forget-me-not

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This is Gracie. She died in Savannah, Ga and is buried in the Bonaventure Cemetery.
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On a marker at her feet reads:

“Little Gracie Watson was born in 1883, the only child of her parents. Her father was manager of the Pulaski House, one of Savannah’s leading hotels, where the beautiful and charming little girl was a favorite with the guests. Two days before Easter, in April 1889, Gracie died of pneumonia at the age of six. In 1890, when the rising sculptor, John Walz, moved to Savannah, he carved from a photograph this life-sized, delicately detailed marble statue, which for almost a century has captured the interest of all passersby.”

also let it be known that the sculptor John Walz is also buried in Bonaventure but sadly he is buried with no headstone.


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ray :)

    – Forget-me-not

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    How lovely!

  • thanks for stopping by Maree :)

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  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 1 year ago

    Very nice composition and use of lighting.

  • thank you for your kind words. Sorry I was MIA for a bit. Thank you for stopping by

    – Forget-me-not

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    A sad story but a lovely lasting memory of her ~ great find and capture :)

  • It is a sad story. We first heard about little Gracie on a tour in Savannah. I just had to go see it for myself. It was well worth the time.

    – Forget-me-not

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    I’m happy to see little Gracie! I took 14 pictures of her when I was there a few years ago and never did anything with them. Thanks to seeing your lovely work, I’ve taken a second look at mine. ☺ I took 119 photos just in this cemetery and later learned I’d missed seeing a piano! lol Your photo brings back memories. A beautiful image!! ♥☺♥

  • I loved this place. What a great place for picture taking. All those trees with the spanish moss and those statues! I would love to go back and take more. There was a piano? Where?? Guess I missed it as well. Guess I will just have to go back now :)

    – Forget-me-not

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 1 year ago

    Excellent work.cheers.

  • thanks Warren :)

    – Forget-me-not

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Excellent image!

  • thank you paintingsheep :) thanks for the fave as well ;)

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  • Alex Preiss
    Alex Preiss12 months ago

    Excellent photo. Here is a great historical cemetery I visited

  • thank you so much Alex— I checked out the link and I would LOVE to see those. I have heard a lot about how Ohio has a lot of great cemeteries!

    – Forget-me-not

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum5 months ago

    Congratulations – 6th March, 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments welcome HERE

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