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Walking Death

Designed by Albin Polasek, “The Pilgrim” is a bronze statue, now stained green, of an elderly woman walking toward the mausoleum belonging to the Stejskal-Buchal family. It’s now sometimes simply called “Death” or “Walking Death.” Bohemian National Cemetery, 5255 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois.

Keywords: Albin Polasek, Walking Death, Stejskal-Buchal, Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, bronze statue, statue of death, death personified, cemetery sculpture

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About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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One Comment

  1. Lorraine Scott May 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    That’s powerful, and kind of sad!

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