I just stumbled on a pile of photos I took in Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica, Queens in 2004. History under our noses has been pretty much left to the vandals, though cemetery caretaker Cate Ludlam’s tireless work has enabled the reconstruction of the cemetery chapel, which is now a concert and events hall.
Still, the cemetery was founded in 1668, not long after Jamaica was called by its Dutch name, Rustdorp. This is one of the intact headstones, the oldest remaining of which goes back to 1710 or so.
Thou art dust.