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Courtesy National Museum ofAmerican Art, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mrs. Benjamin H. 3. Reclining Children Gravemarker of William P. (d. 1849) and Lydia (d. 1846) Groot Marble. White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, New York. 4. Reclining Figure Gravemarker of Frank Percy Chadwick (d. 1867) Marble. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey. (Photograph Ellen Marie Snyder) 20 Victorian Children's Gravemarkers We count the happy years since we were wed. 28 When portrayed on gravemarkers, sleeping children are often further separated from adults through their asexual depiction.
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This close connection bestowed upon children a great dose of purity. With their assured sincerity and innocence, as well as their close connection to the Christian home, children assumed a special place in the Victorian social order which death only seemed to solidify. Dying as they did before they had to enter the grown-up marketplace insured their per- 14 Victorian Children's Gravemarkers petual purity and spot in this order. "Their angel innocence shall remain unsullied by a breath from this sinful world," wrote the Reverend John H.