Age 14_Died of a Broken Heart

I went to the graveyard today, looking for a photo that would fit this week's theme. What I found was a story of a child's broken heart and her heartbreaking story as well. The tombstone reads in part,
Sophia L...
who died suddenly
Sept 19th 1879 aged 14 yr 6 mo
Falsely accused
she died of a broken heart

The site has complete documentation of her sad story, and I included those pictures and a picture where this sits http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/1698

In brief, it tells how, while she was an apprentice, she was accused of stealing "the princely sum of" $10. Her own mother believed the story to be true, and the child, alone, grieved over the accusation, spending time crying on her sister's grave. After her death, the true thief was discovered. Part of the information written alongside this grave reads, "A coroners jury was summoned to hold an inquiry into Sophia's death. The unaminous decision for the cause of her death was by 'paralysis of the heart brought on by the extreme agitation and peculiar circumstances'."

How ironic that this gravesite sits alongside the school yard at The Academy. http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-05-18
This is a very striking image, and a very sad story.

posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow, such a sad story, but good pic.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Striking composition.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Well done, Louise. I love the composition.
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a sad story....nice pic though Louise!
posted June 10th, 2010  
I'm glad you ventured to the cemetery. This is a lovely image, sad tale.
posted June 10th, 2010  
wow! what an amazing story....she was the age of my DD. lovely photo though, even if the story behind it is sad! an interesting find!
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a tragedy. So very sad. It is a wonderful photo though.
posted June 10th, 2010  
oh my! i may need to go to the graveyard.
posted June 10th, 2010  
wow, sad story but incredible capture!
posted June 10th, 2010  
what a powerful story , the poor thing .. its hard enough being that age and coming to terms with life its self .. I enjoyed the other 5 photos as well .. such a sad note she left but im glad she did leave it to show who ever was to blame thats its her fault why this happened ..
thanx for sharing , makes you really think ..
posted June 10th, 2010  
this is a sad story Louise.
But you captured it so well. nice pic.
posted June 10th, 2010  
It's struck me that, through 365, around the world, she's been vindicated.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wu
What a sad story :(

beautifully captured...but sad story

Well done Louise
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow.. What a young age to die at :( but what a find! Great capture!
And about the comment on my hair no I only low lighted it by my only hairstylist I trust! Lol I'm too afraid to cut it so I got it trimmed :) in the picture my hair is in a pony tail! I want it to grow out super long!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Hee
Nice composition & a sad touching story accompanied it.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh, my goodness...what a sad tale. I read all the other notes on her grave and memorial and cannot imagine how sad and alone she must have felt. This is a great photo, Louise. You've very creatively captured the feeling behind the story.
posted June 10th, 2010  
what an unusual photo and a sad story.
posted June 10th, 2010  
That is just heartbreaking! Thanks for sharing. I love to hear lore like that and the picture really adds to it all.
posted June 10th, 2010  
oh my.. this is such a sad story.. :( and to think that her own mother did not believe her :(
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow what a powerful picture and story
posted June 10th, 2010  
How sad. A beautiful, heart wrenching capture of the broken heart. I love the picture with the story. My family enjoys visiting cemeteries. They have amusing sayings and stories as well as the sad ones. It is a moving photo.
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is very beautiful and sad.
posted June 10th, 2010  
A beautiful photo but such a sad story Louise.

Would you mind if I included it on my Saturday heart posts on my blog? I'd link it back here.
posted June 10th, 2010  
An excellent picture and a sad story. It just goes to prove how young people can be traumatised to the extreme. I saw a similar grave in Cornwall in England when I was on a school trip[. I was 11 and it has stayed with me. I must get out and shoot graves when I go back to the UK for my long awaited summer holiday.... this is a fav for sure...
posted June 10th, 2010  
That is such a sad story - your photograph brings the pain of it to all of us. Very moving memorial and a great picture of it.
posted June 10th, 2010  
So unfortunate and sad. This is a beautiful picture though.
posted June 10th, 2010  
How sad! Beautiful photo though!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow, what a story..how sad and tragic. Thank you so much for sharing this with us..I love learning unique things like this!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh, this must be one of the saddest stories I have ever heard - how alone that poor girl must have when even her mother didn't believe her - and your photograph is absolutely beautiful -
posted June 10th, 2010  
thank you for adding the link to the vidoe clip my chronophage picture - it's such an intersesting clock - and the designer has now built a second similar one, called the Midsummer Clock, which will be on display somewhere in London I think.
posted June 10th, 2010  
WOW, what a fantastic photo! The story behind is just "heart breaking" what a sad story :o(
posted June 10th, 2010  
tragic story, perfectly captured in this photo
posted June 10th, 2010  
Great pic
posted June 10th, 2010  
You have achieved great impact with your focus on the broken heart. Very sad story.
posted June 10th, 2010  
great photo, a good take on eerie. Sad story but will interpretated in your photo!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Glad you tagged this eerie since it's sad, but also a little freaky/scary too. I for one don't think I could sleep well at 169 Pelham Street. Especially after watching The Sixth Sense :). As always, thanks for sharing Louise.
posted June 10th, 2010  
awwww, thats far too sad!!
Fantastic photo tho :-)
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a sad story - actually brought a tear to my eye. You have captured the tragedy beautifully in your photo.
posted June 10th, 2010  
beautifully tragic. this is a great shot.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Great shot and sad story,
Love the focus and the composition!!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Pam
This photo is gorgeous. I'm adding it to my favourites.
Such a tragic story, the poor girl.
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a sad sad story poor girl.. at least now her name has been cleared so she can rest in peace .. how these days are so different than ours..

Thanks for checking out the video on my picture Louise Manchester is the City i work in & have done for 25yrs now I live 16 miles outside of the city but its the place we do most things so i class it as my city.. In the video when you see the truck explode that was quite a bang i can tell you I was in work that day just about a mile away, But the day before Linda my wife & I walked across the little footbridge which connects two stores I cant tell you how that made us feel.. The new bridge that crosses the road now is so much prettier ... but we have never used it ..
thanks for you nice comments.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Quite a sad story, indeed. Very nice capture on this broken heart.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Great photo and story to go along with it Louise.
There are many stories behind gravestones - I enjoy their history!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Hi Louise, thanks for your comment on my crested pigeon. I have a family of "turtle doves" living in the tree in my front garden and I have been trying to get a photo of them to put up. I will see what I can don in the coming days. Interesting how what birds are called differs from country to country.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Goodness, so sad. But amazing history and a lovely shot.
posted June 10th, 2010  
how sad but great shot..
posted June 10th, 2010  
what a sad sad story, heartrending....just by looking at the black heart. you captured this so well, Louise!
posted June 10th, 2010  
this gave me goosebumps... very moving, nicely done.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Hey Louise! So 'you' to come up with something where you have totally captured our hearts and thoughts! A simple, yet effective picture with such a sad story. Now don't get all emotional....off out to play now and find us something more jolly! lol
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a tragic tale - I'll be thinking of this for a while yet! This is a beautiful photograph.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Just read her story and what a brave young girl. It is interesting is society back then that a boy did not get as disgraced as a girl did since he was heir to the family.
posted June 10th, 2010  
very touching photo and story...it truly touched MY heart...
posted June 10th, 2010  
All I can say is wow. The picture itself was captivating but the story to go with it.. very touching and saddening. Thank you for sharing the story along with the picture.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Beautiful shot and very sad story, they go together so well.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Terribly sad, but a very touching shot.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Well, that's depressing. Makes you want to time-travel and alter a few things, doesn't it? Nice photo--sad story
posted June 10th, 2010  
wow, what a story, thanks for posting the other pics. Very interesting. Your picture is great and very moving!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Thanks for dropping in on me last night. I'm afraid my selfie pic DOES capture how very tired I feel right now...and yes, as Jesse put it...somber and restless at the same time. Oh, and yes, I have decided to get rid of Photoshop 3. Thanks for the push. :-)
posted June 10th, 2010  
How sad is that?
posted June 10th, 2010  
i can only imagine the grief and heartache behind that story. thanks for sharing, louise. sad story but beautiful photo. so poignant and touching.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Such a striking image and a sad story. Great for the theme, though!

Thanks for the compliment on my "ghost" shot. I'm more than a little camera shy! As for Jack, he really was a challenging model. He was very unhappy with me by the time I was finished. All the poor thing wanted to do was take a nap, and I had that silly camera in his face again! I had to play around a lot in Elements before I was able to get the image dark enough to leave just a hint of his face.
posted June 10th, 2010  
What an amazing find.
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a find indeed, and you've caught it and more in the image that you have produced.
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is a great photo for such a sad story. Poor Sophia..
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh my, that is a very sad story. Incredible composition though. Thank you so much for sharing. Another fav for me!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh that is terrible, how completely awful, but what a good image this broken heart makes.
posted June 10th, 2010  
What a sad story - thanks for sharing. The picture is just beautiful!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Beautiful picture....but what a sad, sad story! I can really see how she could die this way as well! I wrote something too about a cemetery in my post yesterday. We must be thinking alike on here!
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is a really beautiful shot
posted June 10th, 2010  
This is sad story ..But still great Shot as usual..Love the focus. Thanks for leaving comment on my photo Louise. Really appreciate it..
posted June 10th, 2010  
Wow, such a sad story! A beautiful photo though :)
posted June 10th, 2010  
Oh my, that is so sad! You know, whenever I go to the cemetery I spend a lot of time looking at and reading the beautiful headstones. I'm always sad when I am done. So many babies and young people. This one is particularly sad and it makes me wonder what happened that broke her heart.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Ira
Great picture!
posted June 10th, 2010  
That's a very very sad story but a great picture!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Amazing story...so sad. And you've captured this so wonderfully!
posted June 10th, 2010  
Very sad story, I amazed that the whole story is on the gravestone.
posted June 10th, 2010  
Louise, this is a great picture, and great commentary. You can find very interesting things in old cemetaries. I love to walk through old cemetaries and try to piece together life stories, with the little info that they give you.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a touching story. Amazing shot, too. :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
Louise, I'm happy to be your follower. I get glimpses of your work through Suzie T & Sue B's site. Actually the three of us ARE friends. We have known each other for 50 years! (How can that be when none of us are that old!) lol.....We found each other again through facebook. We three are having a wonderful time on this 365 project. We communicate daily, through the pictures that each of us takes. What a wonderful activity. I have had a wonderful time "armchair" traveling with you and Suzie T through beautiful Nova Scotia. The photos have been incredible. I shall look forward to following you daily now. You have a wonderful way of explaining your photos and I enjoy them very much.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Louise, just look at what you have done for that little girl!! 178 people (views) know of her injustice now. She must be up there smiling like crazy! Your picture is wonderful but what you wrote is even better. You are an angel!
posted June 11th, 2010  
I love the image, and the story is so compelling. How sad!
posted June 11th, 2010  
ali
oh my gosh, how heartbreaking. beautiful capture louise, and good for you for drawing attention to remembering her.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Wow. Wish I could see that in person!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Great capture once again Louise. Both of the image and of the small sad bit of history. Thank you for bringing it to us.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Oh my - what an amazing story and beautifully tragic picture.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a beautiful way to capture an image of such a sad story. Lovely work Louise, as usual!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Thanks for the warm welcome! your pictures are amazing!! I love the way you captured this photo and such a sad story too:(
posted June 11th, 2010  
oh this is so sad, i'm in tears now...
posted June 11th, 2010  
This photo and story are amazing and heartbreaking. What a find.

I love your comment of adding your husband's name! What a cute thing to do. I see using some of my hubby's photos again, I'm sure.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Terribly sad story... Great picture and thanks to share us, Louise.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What an amazing photo & story.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Sad, sad, sad...
posted June 11th, 2010  
That's a great photo and story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Fascinating find, my friend. Another stop on the tour. :) And if you're playing Concentration, you have to turn your two cards back over and match the king with this one: http://365project.org/bradsworld/365/2010-02-01
posted June 11th, 2010  
The original king is here: http://365project.org/bradsworld/365/2010-05-22 , and in the other shot he's the surprised one.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a sad story... it doesn't take much to break a child's heart... literally and metaphorically... I know so many disheartened adults, who only needed some more faith and encouragement growing up... Beautiful shot, Louise, thank you so much for sharing it with us! Making it a 'fav'!

Back to our '365" conversation! I took a loot at your photos on Shutterfly. The work on the roof seems to be progressing! And your brownies look so delicious! I have to make some tomorrow, to satisfy the craving! ;-)
Today we spent another day working on the house, and another old bottle (empty) of whiskey fell off the ceiling! How funny is that! My collection of artefacts keeps growing! There will be a lot of stuff to stuff back in the walls! ;-))

Just now my husband was looking at wood flooring - trying to pick something beautiful! Our floors have wood all over, but they are not varnished all the way, only on the outside edge. I am so excited about picking paint colors and designing the house our way! Your living room looks very inviting, by the way! Now nice of Peter Van Allen to let you frame his photo! I really admire his work - he's a genius!

Don't worry about your different perspective on my photo from yesterday! My cousin couldn't get it all, so that determined the eerieness of it! My shot for today is especially for you! When you'll see it you'll know why! ;-) Going to upload it right now and head to bed! Good night, sleep tight! ;-))


posted June 11th, 2010  
How incredibly tragic. The picture used to portray it however is amazing. Yet another great shot.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Good eye and great story.
posted June 11th, 2010  
The picture and accompanying story are just magical.
What a compellingly tragic story...but what a fantastic capture!

I wonder how many people over the years have stopped by Sophia's grave, read the story, and then offered her up a silent prayer.
I'm sure her heart is no longer broken, but happily full...up there in heaven!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Congrats, Louise, for making the popular page for this one!
posted June 11th, 2010  
wonderful photo. wonderfully sad story.
posted June 12th, 2010  
i had to fave this one!
posted June 13th, 2010  
What a poignant story.
posted June 13th, 2010  
wow, what a story. sad, but interesting
posted June 13th, 2010  
Thank you for sharing this girl's story - both in words and with such a touching photo.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Nice photo about a sad circumstance.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Congratulations on making the top 10!! Well deserved, I love this one!
posted June 18th, 2010  
Top 20!!! I can't count or read this morning LOL. Congrats for making the top 20!!
posted June 18th, 2010  
Beautiful and so sad.
posted June 19th, 2010  
wow. what a story.
posted June 21st, 2010  
that's a sad story, but kinda creepy cuz my birthday is sept 19...
posted June 24th, 2010  
Heartbreaking story, but an amazing photograph. I love it.
posted July 12th, 2010  
Beautiful shot and the story just makes it more interesting.
posted July 20th, 2010  
This is a really beautiful photo but such a sad story to go with it.
posted August 20th, 2010  
wonderful shot, touching story.
posted August 22nd, 2010  
Very sad story :( Lovely picture though.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
simple yet very striking
posted February 4th, 2011  
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