I am always on the lookout for portraits on headstones, I really like the old enamel kind but enjoy seeing them in any form. From brass relief to chemical etching and especially the enamel ones. I think they really help tell the person’s story. you can somehow get a small glimpse of their personality from these portraits. It is so much more personal than just a name and date.

I really hate seeing these old stones vandalized but have included a couple of examples that really stood out to me.

I have collected these pictures from a few of the local cemeteries in the Long Beach area, if these are your kin and you would like a photo removed, feel free to contact me.