Columbus with a globe, pointing towards onder. Bronze statue on half-ton marble base.
"COLUMBUS" and the dates "1492" (left) and "1893" (right).
The bronze is signed "Bartholdi 1893".
Donated by the Christopher Columbus Committee. It is a copy of the silver statue made for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago.
This monument on postcards
- Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (Colmar 1834 - 1904), French sculptor who is remembered mainly for designing the Statue of Liberty (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- NIAF, Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States.
- Alex Borgogno, "Monuments of Columbus." Discovery! Journal of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society vol. 18, no. 1 (12 Jan. 2000): 1235.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 41°47'48" - W 71°25'32")
Item Code: usri01;
Added: 21 October 2001
/ Photograph: 21 October 2001
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