|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1890|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1918|
from the Baltimore Sun, Aug. 25, 1919:
On the green slope of the hill rising above the east bank of Gwynn's falls in Woodlawn Cemetery stands one of the handsomest mausoleums of Baltimore. It was just recently completed and was erected by Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dull, 23 South Stricker street, in memory of their daughter, Miss Annetta Maria Dull, who died October 16 of last year. It cost about $13,000.
Of Egyptian design and classic simplicity, it is a thing of beauty in itself. But the unique feature is the "portrait window", the work of an art glass studio. The artist, instead of choosing a conventional subject, made its central feature the life-sized bust portrait of Miss Dull in natural colors. The idea was given by the girl's mother. The portrait is in profile and the wonderfully delicate coloring of the face, contrasting richly with the abundant dark chestnut hair, is of particular beauty when the setting sun shines through it. The portrait itself is framed in light-blue clouds, which spiritualizes the effect even more.
The tomb itself is lined in white marble of almost onyx-like purity and its polished surface reflects the glowing colors from the sides and ceiling and gives a radiance to the whole interior.
The exterior is of white granite and the roof is carved from one huge block, as are the three sides. The doorway is flanked by two Lotus columns, each hewed from one block of stone. Over the doorway is a winged sun disk, symbol of the Egyptian Sun God, Ra, and the serpents, symbols of death, on each side of the central Globe of Eternity.
The reason for this choice of the Egyptian in preference to the Greek or Roman style of architecture was that Miss Dull was to have made her debut in the opera Aida with the Aborn Company in New York this season. Besides, she had always loved Egyptian art as well, and was an Egyptologist of some note in spite of her youth. Before filling her engagement with the Aborns, she had planned to go abroad as an entertainer for the American Expeditionary Force and had an engagement to go to New York to complete the arrangements on the day she died of the influenza. She was well known as a concert singer in Baltimore and was made a member of the Cathedral choir when she was 17 years old.
William Henry Dull (1867 - 1938)
Bertha Lindenstruth Dull (1868 - 1932)
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Apr 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69051939