October 23, 2007
Photos of John Matthew's grave
John Matthews is the Brit who brought to New York the secrets of mass producing seltzer, inaugurating the industrial age of carbonated water.
I had heard that he was buried in Brooklyn's famous Greenwood Cemetery and that the site was decorated with some etchings related to seltzer production.
This fall I finally made a visit and learned two things:
- his tomb is tremendous!
- I could not identify anything remotely resembling seltzer manufacturing (if you can, please let me know)
It was immensely fascinating for a tomb, even if I was not already interested in the man, and I had a great time checking it out.
Check out the photos by clicking on the one below: