For 32 years I have been visiting and photographing this beautiful and mysterious family cemetery.
The Angel is located in a field south of Vallonia in southern Indiana. This picturesque, tiny graveyard sits atop a hill, surrounded by a wrought iron fence overlooking 35 grave sites of the Henry G. Smith family and his relatives. Smith Cemetery has an interesting, if not colorful history. Considered a historical marker, it has long been a conversation piece and the substance of great speculation.
This book describes the speculation and, through my photographic eye, more than explores the monument's life over the past 32 years.