Waupun, Wisconsin: Angel With Book of Life in Lap

Sculpted by Lorado Taft, the bronze "The Recording Angel" sits with the big, open Book of Life on her lap.

Forest Mound Cemetery

215 N. Forest St., Waupun, WI
Forest Mound Cemetery. Enter through the gateway from N. Forest St., across from Nummerdor Drive. Drive straight back, bearing to the left. A quick drive up and around the cemetery hill will bring you almost right to the angel.
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Recording Angel.

Lorado Taft Angel

This sculpture is named "The Recording Angel" and it was created by Lorado Taft at the behest of his friend Clarence Shaler, to honor Shaler's wife Blanche. Shaler was a local businessman/philanthropist. The larger-than-life angel depicts a woman with wings, an open Book of Life on her lap, and her face turned upward toward the heavens. This angel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

[Katie Kintner, 08/21/2012]

You'd think that God would have a better data entry system than a big ledger book in someone's lap. Maybe this is the job they give to summer intern angels.

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