Scanlin Monument-Dahlonega, Georgia

Lumpkin County

Located in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lumpkin County, Georgia, there is a beautifully handcrafted monument designed by Thomas Scanlin. I am unsure of who sculpted his design.

Scanlin, an artist who ran Studio Jewelers, created jewelry in downtown Dahlonega until 2019. Outside of being a jeweler, he collected the art of Howard Finster.

The monument consists of panels of Emily Dickinson poetry and motifs of animals and plant life.

These photos do not give this monument Justice. If you are in Dahlonega, visit Mount Hope Cemetery to see this in person.

The corners

Some of the motifs

Two of the panels featuring poetry by Emily Dickinson

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