These are super cool– small (3″-5″ tall) “whimsies” probably carved by stoneworkers in off hours, given as gifts or made to commemorate important occasions. The Maine Antiques Digest article is more detailed; the About Blooks blog has nice pictures. Enjoy!

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/carved-in-stone-american-stone-books/4940

http://aboutblooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/guest-post-ian-berke-on-stone-books.html

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