Beth Israel Cemetery: [Part 1] Portraits

Beth Israel is a tiny cemetery just east of Downtown Los Angeles.

On the entrance gate was a small sign advertising headstone replacement photographs.

There are a number of headstones that have photographs mounted near the top. They look like over-sized lockets.
There is something beautiful and haunting about the faces looking out from the stone.

Sadly the reason for the photograph replacement service is vandalism. I do not know for a fact that is was vandals who went down one row of headstones and smashed each face. But it is the only obvious conclusion. I now have anger at the vandals pointlessness, stupidity and anger.
Sadly anger begets anger.

But here are a few of the faces, looking out from Beth Israel headstones.

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