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Howard Chapel Cemetery

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 28 March 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

1862 Cemetery for the African American Community of Howard Chapel. The church and the houses around it no longer exist.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Elle se fondent avec le graphisme de tronc des tombes superbe
Belle journée

28 Mar 2019 5:22am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Un cimetière bien entouré de verdure.

28 Mar 2019 6:02am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I love these abandoned cemeteries.

28 Mar 2019 6:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli N&B

28 Mar 2019 7:15am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I like these old cemeteries, touching and charming ! Beautiful photo in BW !

28 Mar 2019 7:16am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Etonnant lieu abandonné.Le noir et blanc est un bon choix.

28 Mar 2019 7:26am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It rocks in B&W.

28 Mar 2019 7:34am

Roland from gerpinnes, Belgium

Very good bw

28 Mar 2019 7:45am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un endroit vraiment surprenant pour un cimetière, ce sont des choses que nous ne voyons pas par ici.
Parfois une tombe ou deux isolées sur des propriétés privées, ce qui demande beaucoup de conditions.
J'aime le choix du noir et blanc.
Bonne journée Elaine

28 Mar 2019 8:09am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


28 Mar 2019 8:24am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo j'aime le b&w

28 Mar 2019 9:20am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Cold be interesting to walk there at night. :))

28 Mar 2019 9:23am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photoof this stunning and moving place .

28 Mar 2019 9:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice documentary

28 Mar 2019 9:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent hard B/W capture

28 Mar 2019 10:30am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting photo and info, b/w is a good choice here.

28 Mar 2019 10:52am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very interesting image Elaine. I wonder why the African American community was laid to rest together and not in a mixed cemetery as is normal today. Excellent image and information. 5*

28 Mar 2019 11:08am

@Shaun: After the Civil War and as freed slaves moved north and could buy land, a lot of small African American communities were established in and around where I live. They were predominantly farmers. The small communities were mostly made up of extended family members. They had their own churches and cemeteries. There are a few of these communities still in existence. https://www.heritagemontgomery.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Early-History-of-Local-Af-Am-Communities-2.pdf

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful tones, contrasts and shadows captured in the bright sunlight!! How unfortunate that a community's identity was lost.

28 Mar 2019 11:58am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

I like the respect of the B&W

28 Mar 2019 2:24pm

Don from United States

The grave stones are an interesting element that is left. Too bad the buildings are gone. I like the contrast of this picture.

28 Mar 2019 4:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and peaceful spot with the trees. Lovely tones and textures in this excellent B&W.

28 Mar 2019 8:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I am a fan of old cemeteries. I like to stroll around and read the tombstones and look at the dates. This one really has a lot of character. Good shot.

29 Mar 2019 12:49am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice crisp B&W

29 Mar 2019 2:11am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Excellent mood in black and white that is so well suited to old cemeteries.

29 Mar 2019 2:13am

Devi from Chennai, India

a very beautiful and sober image...sad the Church is no more !

29 Mar 2019 4:17am