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Angels of Trinity

Here are 90 angels from lower Manhattan's Trinity Churchyard, and a few skulls. Many conform to a dominant style, often by the same hand, albeit with variations. Others represent dramatic departures in style and skill, often more sophisticated, sometimes less. All told, they are another example of spectacular public art displayed right under our noses but rarely appreciated as such. Even 200 years later, the beauty of these carvings is tempered by the sorrow written underneath so many of them. Be sure to click through and scroll down to the full stones.

Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020438
Naturalistic
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020464
The most common look at Trinity
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020446
Classic
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020441
Decorated
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020439
Mythic
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020505
More decorative
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020491
Similar decoration at a different order of precision, and a striking face
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020442
Disappointed
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020444
Nice head of hair
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020453
Bald
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020456
Moonie
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020532
Abstracted
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020524
Beautiful
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020447
Eyebrows
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020449
Annoyed
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020450
Pursed
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020451
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020458
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020460
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020463
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020466
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020468
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020471
Spiral eyes
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020473
Perfectly proportioned
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020474
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020475
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020480
More elegant proportions
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020482
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020483
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020490
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020493
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020496
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020497
A la Charles Addams
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020498
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020499
The angel gang
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020504
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020508
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020509
An unusual full body
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020511
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020517
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020519
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020525
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020527
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020528
More good hair
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020531
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020534
Baby face
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020629
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020536
Baldy
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020538
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020540
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020542
Realistic feathers
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020544
Stately and square
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020545
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020548
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020550
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020553
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020554
Jolly
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020556
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020559
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020562
Variant hair
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020565
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020566
Romanesque
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020568
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020571
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020572
Feminine
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020574
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020577
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020580
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020581
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020584
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020585
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020588
Impressive hair, strong chin
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020590
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020593
Stars
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020595
Naturalistic face
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020596
Cartoon face
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020599
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020600
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020602
Bird with a hairdoo
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020605
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020606
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020609
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020610
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020613
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020614
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020616
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020618
Faded beauty
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020621
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020623
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020625
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020612
The north cemetery
Special bonus skulls
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020462
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020484
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020486
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020487
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020518
Carved angel of Trinity Church Cemetery  P1020521

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