Kaiser Monument, Smithfield East End Cemetery

This statue, a flower-strewing mourner, shares the common fate of marble in city cemeteries, eroding into picturesque featurelessness. Catherine Kaiser died in 1865, and David in 1869; if they were buried in the Smithfield Cemetery, they would have been buried in the Troy Hill location (where the cemetery was located from 1860 to 1886) and moved here when the cemetery moved. The marble statue might date from that time, with a granite pedestal put under it when it was moved here.

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