Famous Tombstones - Photography Contest [19 entries]

Saving Private Ryan Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

This contest is about tombstones / memorial stones from famous people. The more famous the better... Think Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and so on. They do not have to be singers, also presidents, world famous sportspeople and so on are allowed.

Tell something about the person. They must have their own Wikipedia page (also you must link to that page). Statues, paintings and so on are off theme. No humans and animals allowed in this contest.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: robvdn

Athanaric: I think this is the most original contest idea until now! ( 5 years and 2159 days ago )

Howdie stranger!
If you want to participate in this contest, just:


Saving Private Ryan - created by Artifakts

Saving Private Ryan
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/19Score: 68.1% (39)12537 views

The Niland brothers were four American brothers from Tonawanda, New York, serving in the military during World War II. Of the four, two survived the war, but for a time it was believed that only one, Frederick Niland, had survived. Frederick was sent back to the United States to complete his service and only later learned that his brother Edward, missing and presumed dead, was actually captive in a Japanese POW camp in Burma. Steven Spielberg's film Saving Private Ryan is loosely based on the brothers' story.

Photo caught in Colleville-sur-mer U.S. Cementary, Omaha beach, Normandy (France)

(5 years and 2159 days ago)

James Ramsay MacDonald - created by jeaniblog

James Ramsay MacDonald
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/19Score: 67.3% (33)9180 views

First British Labour Party Prime Minister 1866-1937. Laid to rest at Spynie Burial Ground in rural Scotland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay_MacDonald (5 years and 2159 days ago)

Gericault - created by Artifakts

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/19Score: 67.2% (28)7911 views

Famous french painter, his most famous painting is "The Raft of the Medusa".

Wikipedia link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9odore_G%C3%A9ricault (5 years and 2161 days ago)

Anne Frank - created by robvdn

Anne Frank
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/19Score: 65.9% (21)11116 views

Anne Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.

This image was taken in former concentration camp Bergen Belsen in Germany where she died a month before this former Nazi concentration camp was liberated.

People leave toys like teddybears but also flowers and letters here.

The reflection of the sky is not photoshopped, it was a bright day which made the sky in the background too bright because I focused on the reflection of the sky on the stone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank (5 years and 2161 days ago)

Antonio Gramsci - created by patty

Antonio Gramsci
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/19Score: 64.4% (15)9531 views

Italian writer, politician, political philosopher, and linguist. He was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Gramsci (5 years and 2159 days ago)