Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This headstone marks the grave of Joshua Allen, buried at Eastern Cemetery in Portland in 1805. The sun-like face probably represents the everlasting life of the soul.

Portland stone cutter Bartlett Adams (1776-1828) carved the headstone.

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About This Item

  • Title: Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805
  • Creator: Smith, Mason Philip
  • Creation Date: 1966
  • Subject Date: 1805
  • Local Name: Eastern Cemetery
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 24 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 430, Box 1/8
  • Collection: Mason Philip Smith photographs of gravestones in Maine cemeteries
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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