History Happy Hour: Memorializing Disaster

The Green-Wood Cemetery is replete with memorials to some of the nation’s worst disasters, from ship sinkings and locomotive collisions, to fires and aviation crashes. While contemporary memorials typically espouse a contemplative minimalism, nineteenth-century monuments routinely spectacularized such disasters, rendering destructive and violent scenes at great expense. Memorializing Disaster will chart the changes in these ... Read more

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