• AGS Conference This Week!

    AGS Conference This Week!

    | June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

    This week is the 35th Annual AGS (Association for Gravestone Studies) Conference, being held at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. (Conference runs June 19-24, 2012; Ed Snyder will be on site in the Sales Room on Friday, June 22 with his StoneAngels artwork – cards, prints, and books! (Read more here: http://www.gravestonestudies.org/conferences.htm) Headstone […]

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  • Photography Show Announcement

    Photography Show Announcement

    | January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

    Ed Snyder is having a show of his photography at St. Asaph Gallery, Feb. 17 – Mar. 16 2008.

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  • Ed's Upcoming Exhibits at Mugshots and Laurel Hill

    Ed’s Upcoming Exhibits at Mugshots and Laurel Hill

    | August 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

    Greetings! I’ll be exhibiting some of my cemetery photography at the new Mugshots CoffeeHouse location in Manayunk, Sept. 4 – 30, 2006. You can now buy products with Celestial Angel (to the left) and Cemetery (featured in Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 2).Mugshots CoffeeHouse & Cafe 110 Cotton Street. Philadelphia, PA 19127 Just […]

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  • Confinement in Solitude at Mugshots

    Confinement in Solitude at Mugshots

    | July 31, 2006 | 0 Comments

    For the first time, I’ve mixed the content of one of my shows–angels and demons. I was offered the opportunity to hang work at Mugshots, a coffee house in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. As Mugshots is right across the street from Eastern State Penitentiary, I decided to show both bodies of work (especially since […]

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  • Ed Snyder’s Photography To Be Displayed At Mugshots CoffeeHouse

    Ed Snyder’s Photography To Be Displayed At Mugshots CoffeeHouse

    | June 27, 2006 | 1 Comment

    A bit of self promotion: Cemetery and Penitentiary Photography by Ed Snyder July 3 – 31, 2006 Mugshots CoffeeHouse 21st & Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130 (267) 514-7145

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Cemeteries

AGS Conference This Week!

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
AGS Conference This Week!

This week is the 35th Annual AGS (Association for Gravestone Studies) Conference, being held at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. (Conference runs June 19-24, 2012; Ed Snyder will be on site in the Sales Room on Friday, June 22 with his StoneAngels artwork – cards, prints, and books! (Read more here: http://www.gravestonestudies.org/conferences.htm) Headstone […]

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Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 3

| August 21, 2006 | 2 Comments
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism - Part 3

This article is part 3 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers the mourning dove, roadside memorials, urns, and other symbols of death.

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Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 2

| August 21, 2006 | 0 Comments
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism - Part 2

This article is part 2 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers wolf tables, cemetery gates, and mourning women.

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Death & Dying

Photography Show Announcement

| January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments
Photography Show Announcement

Ed Snyder is having a show of his photography at St. Asaph Gallery, Feb. 17 – Mar. 16 2008.

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Study: Better Treatment Likely The Cause for Decline in Heart Attack Deaths

| May 6, 2007 | 0 Comments
Study: Better Treatment Likely The Cause for Decline in Heart Attack Deaths

In a six year study lead by Dr. Keith Fox, a cardiology professor at the University of Edinburgh, researchers found that deaths from heart attacks have fallen sharply. The trends parallel the growing use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood thinners, and angioplasty, the procedure that opens clogged arteries.

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Human Ashes Used to Grit Path

| May 6, 2007 | 0 Comments
Human Ashes Used to Grit Path

Here’s a case for the bizarre. Workers at a Co-op funeral home mixed the remains of cremation ashes with grit and scattered them on a disabled ramp outside to prevent customers from slipping on during wintery conditions, reports Sunday Mail.

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Interviews

Ross Mitchell (Part 8) – Visiting Laurel Hill: Why The Cemetery Is A Celebration of Life

| July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments
Ross Mitchell (Part 8) - Visiting Laurel Hill: Why The Cemetery Is A Celebration of Life

This article is part of a series on How Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Is Reinventing Itself. It is based on an interview with Ross Mitchell, Executive Director of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Stoneangels: As far as actually getting to Laurel Hill, you can see it from Roosevelt Boulevard, but you have no idea […]

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Ross Mitchell (Part 7) – Ghost Stories and the Filming of Rocky VI

| July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments
Ross Mitchell (Part 7) - Ghost Stories and the Filming of Rocky VI

This article is part of a series on How Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Is Reinventing Itself. It is based on an interview with Ross Mitchell, Executive Director of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Stoneangels: Let me ask you about Sylvester Stallone and shooting the opening scenes of [the upcoming movie] “Rocky VI,” at Laurel […]

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Ross Mitchell (Part 6) – Behind the Scenes: Historical Archives at Laurel Hill

| July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments
Ross Mitchell (Part 6) - Behind the Scenes: Historical Archives at Laurel Hill

This article is part of a series on How Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Is Reinventing Itself. It is based on an interview with Ross Mitchell, Executive Director of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. Stoneangels: You have an artifact exhibit in the building next door-I remember seeing things when we were over there taking donated […]

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Reviews

Safelight

| October 2, 2007 | 0 Comments
Safelight

Drawing from his experience as a paramedic in Harlem, the author takes us on a gritty ride through the squalid backstreets of NYC circa 1990. Through his main character Frank, a paramedic, Mr. Burke relates life through ambulance calls with gruesome clarity and realism.

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Spoon River Anthology

| August 18, 2006 | 0 Comments
Spoon River Anthology

The author of this poetic odyssey, Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950), was an enormously prolific American writer and poet. He is known mainly for Spoon River, his most popular work.

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

| June 19, 2006 | 0 Comments
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach gave a humorous summary of what happens to our bodies when we die. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife looks beyond the physical for proof that a part of us survives death.

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