Franklin’s Grave Site, Over Time

I see why I didn’t notice the plaque about Francis till yesterday – it wasn’t there till recently.

I would appreciate actual facts, but here are photos of the gravesite at various times. Clicking and opening each image will display it full-sized.

I consider Find A Grave photos more reliable than others, and photos I took personally, or find in published form more reliable.

2001:
Image from Find A Grave, added 8/10/2001.

No perimiter markers above the main headstone.

Virtual Tourist: Benjamin Franklin Grave
2005?:
Image from Virtual Tourist: I think this is from the entry by smschley written Feb 3, 2005.

Certainly no marble perimeter. Two plaques above the main headstone in the bricks.

2008:
The marble perimeter now clearly visible, with Emma Mary Bache visible in the picture.
Image from Find A Grave, added 8/18/2008.

Looking at the full image, the plaques in the brick seem to be gone.

I do not see the carving for John Read and Francis. Perhaps the perimiter was worked in over time.

2012?: Image dated 9/23/2012,
Virtual Tourist.
2013:
Image from Find A Grave, added 5/22/2013.

This is the marble perimiter above the main headstone, with Francis F.F. and John Read clearly visible. The number of days is questionable: see the separate post.

* Find A Grave

* Find A Grave

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