Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas
When William Dunovant was gunned down by a former business partner, his sister commissioned this steely-eyed, sword-brandishing angel to protect him in death.
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Visitors to New Orleans are sure to be familiar with the Weeping Angel, inspired by William Wetmore Story’s Angel of Grief in Rome.
Pencaitland Parish Church, Pencaitland, Scotland
Winged skulls encouraged Puritan mourners to contemplate their own mortality and ask themselves whether they were ready to enter heaven.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California
This angel looks down from the roof of the Joseph Cuneo mausoleum.
Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw, Poland
Angels like this one watched as intense fighting took place during World War II.
Rasos Cemetery, Vilnius, Lithuania
This angel stands in a cemetery that was founded in 1769 and is the final resting place for many famous Lithuanian, Polish, and Byelorussian writers and artists.
Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland’s Morningside Cemetery, home to this pensive angel, was established in Edinburgh in 1878