Here are several galleries of both color and black+white photographs capturing the historic cemeteries in New Orleans and Brooklyn, NY by Skip Bolen. If it's cloudy, gray, dark, overcast and rainy outside, chances are that Skip Bolen is in a cemetery somewhere photographing.
9 imagesCypress Grove Cemetery was established in 1840 and became the first cemetery built to honor New Orleans volunteer firemen and their families. It's filled with beautiful marble, granite, and cast iron tombs and has several remaining cypress tress along with a few magnolias and moss-hung oak trees. Cypress Grove Cemetery is located at the end of Canal Street at 124 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. This photography project funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
24 imagesGreen-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York, now known as Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn. The cemetery with 561,000 permanent residents is spread out over 478 acres comprised of rolling hills and several ponds. It is the final home for Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, Peter Cooper, Nathaniel Currier, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Elias Howe, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., Henry Steinway and many others. Green-Wood Cemetery is located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, New York. USA.
25 imagesFounded in 1849 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a secret benevolent society, the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery is located at the end of Canal Street at 5055 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. This photography project funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.