In October I visited Calvary Cemetery in Evanston Illinois.
It was my first trip to the predominantly Irish Catholic cemetery which was consecrated in 1859.
It was also the first time I saw a bas-relief of the deceased on a headstone.
Meet Grace O’Dwyer Ryan who was born in Ireland in 1824. Grace died in 1909.
As of this writing, only 36% of those memorials have headstone photographs.