Stone Turner: Card Deck

December 17th, 2013

I have just completed a new card deck that consists of 52 playing cards that show a collection of family names that are antonyms that I have photographed from gravestones. These images are paired up on the front and backs of the cards. To see the complete collection go here:

Introduction: “Since 2010 I have photographed family names in graveyards and been continually fascinated by naming. Among the nearly three thousand names I have recorded, a fair percentage of them are antonyms. If a characteristic was powerful enough to become the basis of a name,often its exact opposite was true. Often these names are passed on with no record of their origins, including my own prickly name nettles.”

Decks can be ordered at the introductory price of $15 each plus shipping from my store: