Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1995.
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 206.
Image on file.
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 206, E-20.
Myra Reynolds Richards 1922 Cast by Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. (On one side:) "LAWTON" (On other side:) "Henry W. Lawton"/(followed by several lines of text) signed Founder's mark appears.
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The gravestone for Henry W. Lawton, resembling an abstract casket, each corner composed of a palm tree with fronds extending to the tapered top. At each end is a boy wearing only a loincloth, with arms uplifted and hands clasped behind his head, sheltered by the palm fronds. The bottom of the gravestone widens and is multitiered. Each side of the gravestone is inscribed.