Oh angel, why so sad?

Richard RothwellI love statues in cemeteries. Angels intrigued me, especially when memorializing someone forever.

Richard Rothwell and his wife Emma lie beneath a sighing angel in Congressional Cemetery. Rothwell was once paid by Congress for creating 20 centographs that remember late Congressmen or Senators. Born in Manchester, England in 1822, Rothwell died in Washington in 1906, 20 years after Emma.

About Rick

Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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