History, Photography

Cemetery Photography

Statues of angels and tombs are poetic tributes that remain a peaceful reminder of people who once lived. Here are some of my favorite statues at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio, and at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Ind. All photos © 2009-2018 Leslie I. Benson

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Who Would You Have Been During The Civil War?

Genealogy tells us a lot about who we are and where we came from. With television series such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” gaining notoriety due to support from their celebrity stars, this art of ancestral research is not just for bookworms anymore. I am fortunate to be the daughter of a genealogist… Continue reading Who Would You Have Been During The Civil War?

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Perched Above Woodland: From Gravestone to Skyline in Dayton, Ohio

One of my favorite historic places in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, is one of quiet respite—Woodland Cemetery. Here lie some of the most influential and celebrated leaders, inventors, authors, and musicians who formed Dayton's rich cultural heritage, as well as some dangerous criminals hanged for their deeds in the old days. Woodland not only… Continue reading Perched Above Woodland: From Gravestone to Skyline in Dayton, Ohio