Her Wedding Gown, And Other LikenessesMonday, September 16, 2013
We were in Kosciusko, Mississippi this summer and went back by to visit the Laura Kelly monument. It was vandalized sometime in early 2011 -- the hand had been broken off. It was repaired last summer.
Laura Kelly passed away in 1890 and her husband commissioned an Italian sculptor to memorialize her likeness, in her wedding dress. The story also goes that the husband had a third story built on to the home that was under construction when she passed so that he would be able to easily view her monument.
I like to study these types of monuments in particular, with the subject in (obviously) period dress. Here are some others I've found:
The Drewrys (d. 1936, 1943), Haleyville AL
Frost Kelley (d. 1909), Utica MS