|Figure 1. Beverly near Pocomoke, MD. Photo located in |
National Register of Historic Places Program.
While the identity of the sculptor cannot be identified with certainty as being Haitian, careful study of the arch reveals that the artist that designed and forged it had a thorough knowledge of and reverence for ancient West African cosmology. This cosmology was preserved in Haitian culture through the centuries and is still present to this day in Haiti as part of the world
|Figure 2. Veve of Legba|
|Figure 3. Examples of veve in the Beverly Arch. Photo |
located in National Register of Historic Places Program.
|Figure 4. Cover of Dr. Arthur|
1. Beverly, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
2. The Dennises of Beverly and Their Kin (private printing, 1992)
3. Vodou Saints: Lessons on Life, Death and Ressurection From Haiti, Arthur M. Fournier,M.D.
4. The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis