Wordless Wednesday: Lifelike Vision

This is the Chatfield Monument at the Riverside Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut. George E. Bissell sculpted this lifelike effigy of Col. John Lyman Chatfield, a Connecticut cavalryman whose injuries in battle precipitated his death. Gangrene got him. Such happy events leave people looking like this:


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  1. Anonymous11:09 AM

    great shot!! Happy WW.

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  2. Hope he didn't die too painfully. Happy WW!

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  3. Anonymous11:37 AM

    That's a great statue! Have a great day...

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  4. What an amazingly life-like sculpture! It is almost eerie!

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  5. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Wow, that's a really neat ornate shot.

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  6. I love history! Great WW submission!

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  7. I love history. Thx for sharing! (and happy ww) ;)

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  8. Great shot. You've captured the statue marvellously. Happy WW

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  9. nice lighting on the statue What a nice tribute can you imagine having a statue made in your own image :>

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  10. Anonymous4:44 PM

    He looks quite friendly actually!

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  11. Thanks for the history lesson. Happy WW.

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  12. Kind of a creepy shot...Perfect for Halloween!

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  13. Wow! Even though I am living in a totally different part of the world (the Netherlands) I have actually seen these myself!!! (in Waterbury, when I worked for Timex International in the mid 90's)- Isn't that amazing?
    Happy WW:)

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  14. That is some nasty stuff. Thanks for sharing. Have a great WW. :)

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  15. These are creepily lifelike.

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  16. Anonymous8:05 PM

    Thanks for the picture and the story. Happy Halloween (=

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  17. aww looks like she's about to cry! :(

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  18. What a lovely statue and you captured it well, indeed! I love seeing statues like this in cemeteries, and hearing the stories regarding them.

    Happy WW!

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  19. Nice work! Happy WW!

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  20. My Dad is a Civil War buff, thus I have seen all Civil war monuments, I think. This brought back a lot of memories for me.

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  21. Wow, they look so sad...great shots. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I love the statues in old cemeteries. Does that make me weird, LOL? Happy WW!

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  23. Anonymous5:45 AM

    Beautiful statue indeed! thanks for dropping by. Happy WW!

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  24. Love the photos - yes, so lifelike...

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  25. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Happy WW
    Great pictures. I like how you can see the son though some of the cracks

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  26. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Very nice picture you have here - Hapy WW! Wish you a nice Halloween :)

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  27. Wow, is that second one part of a grave marker? What a realistic face!

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  28. WOW! Really touching. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Halloween WW!
    -jackie
    http://jackiewilson.blogspot.com/

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  29. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Very nice picture you have here - Hapy WW! Wish you a nice Halloween :)

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  30. Those are very interesting, they look sad. Happy WW though!! :P

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  31. Very good.

    The Pink Flamingo
    http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

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