Exhibit at Raynham and Taunton libraries shows photos of paupers’ cemetery
Libraries mount photo exhibit of paupers’ cemetery
They are rows of numbers on decaying metal markers in a pauper’s field at Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton, near the Raynham line. More than 1,000 people were buried there from 1862-1962, the indigent, the unknown and the insane, many from Taunton State Hospital. Thirty photos by Karen Callan will be displayed in the exhibit “Anonymous Among Us: Images from a New England Potter’s Field,’’ which opens April 18 at the Raynham Public Library.