Early American grave stone designs
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Early American grave stone designs by Elmer Lewis Smith

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Published by Applied Arts Publishers in Lebanon, Pa .
Written in English


  • Sepulchral monuments -- Middle Atlantic States.,
  • Sculpture, American.,
  • Folk art -- United States.

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Statementby Elmer L. Smith.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22955819M

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