The beginning of the 18th century in Eastern Europe had seen a spate of claimed Vampire killings, known as the 18th Century Vampire controversy, accusations of vampirism exploded and corpses were staked through the heart, or the heads were removed. A practice by the 18th century which was already ancient.

 

This practice and its folklore by the centuries end, had made its way from the old world into the new, and into rural New England.

In Spring 1827, Nancy Young from Foster, died from tuberculosis and with the advent of further sickness spreading across the family, she was exhumed and burnt, the remaining members of the family advised to gather and inhale her burning remains.

 

The tombstones are modelled on New England examples, and feature original illustrations, with the iconography based upon the accounts of the Rhode Island Vampire exhumations.

Vampires in Rhode Island: Tombstone of Nancy Young 1827

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  • Cast plaster of Paris tombstone. Size 3.25” x 4”.
     Orginal Illustration

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