Continuing with my adventure of Metairie Cemetery, one of the city’s largest and most historic cemeteries, I was quite fond of the J.V. Harrington tomb, which belongs to the notorious New Orleans gambler, Joseph V. "Neversmile" Harrington who passed in 1924. Apparently he had quite the poker face.
This tomb includes a bronze woman grieving and placing roses at the entrance.
Apparently the judge handling the estate did not approve of the lavish tomb’s expense stating that it did not match the size of Harrington's estate. Of course, Harrington’s wife did not delay the construction. Considering she had been married to a gambler, she simply paid for the tomb in cash.
It's been fun researching the gravestones and mausoleums that I photographed for their beauty while strolling through the cemetery. I had no idea who these markers belonged to at the time.
Over the last few weeks, I've felt that my excursion simply wasn't enough. I needed more time to see the cemeteries in New Orleans. And, I was so hurried with the conference and other events that I didn't even have time to stroll about and go shopping. So I've decided that my voodoo curse/ cough aka allergies needs to clear up in the next 22 days. Why? Oh because I've decided that I need to return once again to The Big Easy.