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From: "kanemj" <>
Subject: Re: Tombstone inscriptions.
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 09:53:43 -0400

Ginger, I have heard some people rub shaving cream into the lettering to fill up the indentures then rub off the excess. Take the picture and the lettering shows up white. A little more water will wash the shaving cream right off, no dammage done. Of course this only works if the stone has 'cut out ' lettering and dates.
P.S. There are a few websites with instructions for Tombstone Rubbings too.

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Sent: Thursday, September 30, 1999 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: Tombstone inscriptions.

> In a message dated 9/30/99 12:49:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << A cousin in Seneca County is going to the graveyard to try to photograph
> an old tombstones from the late 1700, early 1800. The inscriptions are very
> dim. Is there something we can use to make the inscription stand out?
> Ginger
> >>
> Ginger,
> Sometimes spraying the tombstone with water will help to bring the
> inscription out. Also, I have found cloudy days to be the best days to take
> tombstone pictures.
> Another possibility is to do a rubbing of the inscription.
> Joyce
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