Guest Post: Sculptor Transformed 100-year-old​ Norway Maple Tree Stump into Revolutionary Wartime Presbyterian Minister

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Thank you to Ruth E. Hendricks, a photographer and former art teacher, for sharing this guest post featuring a historic graveyard. For more of Ruth’s work, see her blog.

Ruth E. Hendricks Photography

That lengthy title gives it all away -Another post of last week’s time in Philadelphia -

Sculptor and excellent ice carver,Roger Wing, transformed a 100 year old Norway Maple stump into an impressive likeness of Pastor George Duffield (b.1732-d.1790).

(ClickRoger Wing Sculptorand you can see more examples of his amazing sculpture.)

Walking back to the hotel, I passed byThe Old Pine Street Church Graveyard.

Architect Joseph G. Brin articledetails information about how this Revolutionary War Minister’s sermon inspired John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.


The wind made the flags billow and flap, making snapping sounds.
Unlike the Harmonist Cemetery I posted yesterday, these graves are marked.

Well, they were marked.

Years of erosion have made many names difficult to read.


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