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Mosaic Tilework at La Unione Italiana Cemetery
Photographer: AGS Media
Taken: June 23, 2011
Caption: Mosaic Tilework at La Unione Italiana Cemetery
Additional Description:
The decoration of graves and headstones with mosaic tiles is a practice exclusive to Tampa area cemeteries. The trend reportedly began after tile mason Francesco Constantino, an immigrant from Sicily, was requested to fashion a pretty tile gravestone for an infant. Constantino went on to set up a monument company in 1906, which is still in business today, run by his grandson.

Submitted: June 23, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p158388
File Size: 3.988 Megabytes

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