Jarolim Memorial - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 58.828 W 087° 43.522
16T E 439908 N 4647861
Quick Description: A figure of a sailor, dressed in uniform, stands on an inscribed base.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 7:55:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMD3VN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
More from the Smithsonian database:
(On base below figure, 3 inset oval portraits and text:) Joseph J. Jarolim/1901-1920/Anna Jarolim 1868-1935/Anton Jarolim/1869-1943/JAROLIM

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, young man.

This is one of the eight gravemarkers featuring soldier statues in Bohemian National listed in the Smithsonian sculpture database. I found an additional at least 8 similar graves not listed in the database, so I am curious why only these particular graves received the honor of being chosen.

More about the cemetery from their website: (visit link)
"The Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago is a Fraternal not for profit cemetery founded in 1877 by Bohemian, Moravian and Slovak immigrants and their descendants to provide a dignified place for burials free of religious restraints. The cemetery is available to all religions, nationalities and races. The cemetery is located on the north side of Chicago. It is situated on 122 acres bounded by Pulaski Road on the West, Foster Avenue on the South, Bryn Mawr Avenue on the North and Central Park Avenue - Northeastern Illinois University - on the East."

There are numerous waymarks of artistic grave markers and monuments at Bohemian National. If you have a chance to take one of the tours offered, it is definitely worth it.
TITLE: Jarolim Memorial

ARTIST(S): Unknown, sculptor.

DATE: not provided

MEDIUM: not given but s/b stone


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Bohemian National Cemetery, 5255 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois


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