Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory,  Frank Rausch, Robert Reinhardt, and Ed Snyder

Photographic Exhibition opens at Philadelphia Public Library: “Sacred to the Memory – The Historic Cemeteries of Philadelphia”

September 9th – November 1st, 2013, Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, September 16, 2013, from 6 – 9:00 pm

Sacred to the Memory catches three Philadelphia cemeteries at a moment in time – 2013, more than a hundred and fifty years after they were established. Frank Rausch, Robert Reinhardt, and Ed Snyder are photographers who share a passion for documenting these historic and beautiful sites – Laurel Hill, Woodlands and Mount Mariah cemeteries. Each site has its own personality and architectural features, each photographer his own unique style. Together they provide a complete visual diary of their visits and adventures in these Victorian sculpture gardens.

The artists will host an Opening Reception in the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s exhibit hall (first floor of the Philadelphia Central Library, off main lobby) on September 16, 2013 (6 – 8 pm). On display will be over sixty images as well as artifacts from each of the three historic cemeteries. Representatives from Laurel Hill, Woodlands, and Mount Moriah cemeteries will be in attendance.

Companion book to the exhibition is available from

A limited edition poster is available, with a percentage of proceeds donated to the non-profit Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc. The poster can be purchased by contacting Ed Snyder (above), Autographed copies of the poster and book will be offered for sale during the Opening Reception.

Rediscover Philadelphia’s historic past, with our citizens and ancestors memorialized in the art and architecture of the nineteenth century.

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