The National Monument to the Forefathers (unfinished)

Description (Brief):

black and white stereograph mounted on yellow cardstock; The National Monument to the Forefathers; text on verso tells about The National Monument to the Forefathers; sold by A. S. Burbank, Bookseller and Stationer; depicts the 81 foot tall monument commisioned by the Pilgrim Society, cornerstone laid in 1859 and completed in 1888 and dedicated on August 01, 1889; monument faces northeast to Plymouth Harbor; octagonal pedestal with four projecting buttresses; four small and four large faces; main statue is "Faith" with right hand pointing up and left hand clutching Christian bible; this image depicts the unfinished monument since some of the smaller statues on the pedestal are missing

Date Made: 1859-1888

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Plymouth

Subject: Monuments

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.3033.0273Nonaccession Number: 2012.3033Catalog Number: 2012.3033.0273

Object Name: stereograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm


Record Id: nmah_1852499

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