13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Frances Gau at the Family Cemetery

It was quite common in rural areas for families to set aside a portion of their land for family burials as it was too far and expensive to take the deceased in to town. This is Frances Gau’s family cemetery in rural Texas that she tends. The gravestone date back to the mid 1800.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Round Top, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Bernard Mendoza