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The vast majority of works in this section are memorial sculptures, most of which feature women as allegorical representations of countries and/or ideals. However, a few of the sculptures memorialize the efforts of women during the war.

Save Outdoor Sculpture, Connecticut survey, 1993.Meriden Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), April 3, 1982.Meriden Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), Aug. 19, 1983.A shaft of Vermont granite, surmounted by a bronze eagle, holding in its talons the laurels of Victory.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Connecticut survey, 1993.
Meriden Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), April 3, 1982.
Meriden Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), Aug. 19, 1983.
Summary
A shaft of Vermont granite, surmounted by a bronze eagle, holding in its talons the laurels of Victory. On the buttress on the plinth are four bronze figures. The northwest figure is a soldier holding a rifle. The southwest figure is a sailor holding a rifle in front of him. There is a nurse on the southeast side and a marine with a rifle on the northeast side.
Date
1930. Dedicated Nov. 8, 1930
sculptor
Cianfarani, Aristide Berto 1895-1960
architect
Hamilton, Lorenzon
founder
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Control number
IAS CT000099
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1994.Image on file.(On front:) A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND/WOMEN OF LITTLE FALLS WHO/GAVE THE FULL MEASURE OF/DEVOTION TO THEIR COUNTRY/IN THE WORLD WAR (Continued by names of people killed in action and lines from President Wilson's addres
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On front:) A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND/WOMEN OF LITTLE FALLS WHO/GAVE THE FULL MEASURE OF/DEVOTION TO THEIR COUNTRY/IN THE WORLD WAR (Continued by names of people killed in action and lines from President Wilson's address to a joint session of the two Houses of Congress, April 2, 1917) signed
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Summary
A modern adaptation of the classic Greek stele which was erected by the ancient Helenes in memory of soldiers who fell in foreign wars. A stele with a female figure representing Peace in high relief, standing atop a pedestal with arms and wings slightly spread. She wears a robe with a tie at her waist. Her hands are resting on columns on both sides of her.
Date
Dedicated July 4, 1928
sculptor
Keck, Charles 1875-1951
architect
Deacy, William Henry 1890-1967
contractor
Presbrey-LeLand Company
Control number
IAS NJ000031
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.Rawley, Ann Keyser, 1999, 2005.Feldman, Dianne, 2003.Image on file.(Top center of background plaque:) TO THOSE OFFICERS & MEN/ OF THE 12th INFANTRY/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICEThe information provided about this artwork
Notes
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Rawley, Ann Keyser, 1999, 2005.
Feldman, Dianne, 2003.
Image on file.
(Top center of background plaque:) TO THOSE OFFICERS & MEN/ OF THE 12th INFANTRY/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
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Summary
A female figure dressed in a classical robes is seated on a throne, a sword resting in her lap.
sculptor
Keyser, Ernest Wise 1875-1959
Control number
IAS 77002259
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1993.Image on file.The Meredith News (New Hampshire), June 3, 1992, pg. 1.(On World War I plaque:) (copyright symbol) LIBERTY BRONZE WORKS N.Y.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1993.
Image on file.
The Meredith News (New Hampshire), June 3, 1992, pg. 1.
(On World War I plaque:) (copyright symbol) LIBERTY BRONZE WORKS N.Y. (On World War I plaque, raised letters:) IN HONOR OF/CENTER HARBOR BOYS/WHO FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY/(List of names in two columns) (First Column) 1914 WORLD WAR 1918/(List of eleven names)/U.S. NAVY/NOYES V. SANBORN/SPANISH WAR/EBEN S. HAWKINS (Second column) 1861 CIVIL WAR 1865/(List of eighteen names)/"THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE,/BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE SHALL/NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH."/A Lincoln (On center plaque, raised letters:) IN HONOR OF/THOSE WHO SERVED FROM/CENTER HARBOR/IN WORLD WAR II/(List of thirty-eight names in two columns)/DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD/IN MEMORY OF CENTER HARBOR MEN AND WOMEN/WHO BY THEIR UNSELFISH PATRIOTISM HAVE/ADVANCED THE AMERICAN IDEALS OF LIBERTY AND/THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD OF MEN (On right plaque, raised letters:) IN HONOR OF/THOSE WHO SERVED FROM/CENTER HARBOR/KOREAN WAR/(List of four names in two columns)/VIETNAM WAR/(List of eleven names in two columns)/PERSIAN GULF WAR/DANIEL J. WHITE/IN GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS OF ALL WARS/FROM THIS TOWN WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY TO PRESERVE/THE FREEDOM OF HUMANITY unsigned Founder's mark appears.
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Summary
A granite stele with three bronze plaques. The left text plaque includes a relief scene of a World War I artillery battery in action, with three cannons. In the foreground, a soldier lies wounded or dead near the first artillery battery. Below the relief scene is text. The central text plaque is decorated with emblems of the three branches of the Armed Services. The right text plaque is decorated with the military badges of the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Each plaque is topped by a heraldic eagle clutching a banner with "USA" on it. The eagles' wings are outstretched and flanked by semi-unfurled American flags and foliage.
Date
Installed 1920 (?). Dedicated May 30, 1992
founder
Liberty Bronze Works
contractor
Laconia Monument Company
Control number
IAS NH000284
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg.
Notes
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 282-283.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0225, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA5021, 1989.
Monumental News, March 1922, pg. 165.
Summary
A cylindrical flagpole base surrounded by seven figures in high relief. The seven figures tell the story of Columbia calling her sons to war and of one young man who answered the call. As he departs for war, he bids farewell to his mother. Then comes his return as a victorious hero greeted with warmth and esteem. And finally he is crowned by Fame. The figure of Grief symbolizes a nation grieving for those who did not return. The nude young male figure stands holding a sword vertically in front of himself. To his proper left is the female figure of Fame crowning the him with a wreath, now missing. The next figure is a female figure holding a shield in her proper right hand and a horn in her proper left hand. Then a male figure drawing his sword with his proper right hand follows. Next is another male figure, this one holds a gun in his proper right hand. He is being hugged by a female figure. The seventh figure is that of the hooded female figure of Grief.
Date
1923
sculptor
Vittor, Frank 1888-1968
Control number
IAS 64480149
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.Image on file.A. GHIOLI QUINCY MASS. (Lower front of column:) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERENCE (sic)/OF OUR HEROES WHO SERVED/IN ALL WARS FOR THE TRIUMP (sic)/OF RIGHT AND FREEDOM/WATERFORD/A GIFT FROM/CHARLES H.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
Image on file.
A. GHIOLI QUINCY MASS. (Lower front of column:) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERENCE (sic)/OF OUR HEROES WHO SERVED/IN ALL WARS FOR THE TRIUMP (sic)/OF RIGHT AND FREEDOM/WATERFORD/A GIFT FROM/CHARLES H. KAVANAUGH TO HIS HOMETOWN/1922 (Tablet on left side of monument:) CIVIL WAR/(twenty-seven male names follow)/WORLD WAR I/(eight male names follow)/TOWN OF WATERFORD, JUNE 10, 1989 (Tablet on right side of monument:) WORLD WAR II/(twenty male names follow)/KOREA/(three male names follow)/VIETNAM/(four male names follow)/TOWN OF WATERFORD/JUNE 10, 1989 Founder's mark appears.
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Summary
The monument consists of a bronze sculpture of a female figure standing atop a tall, square granite column flanked at its base by bronze figures of a World War I soldier and World War I sailor. The female figure, possibly representing Liberty, holds a flag in her proper left hand and a laurel wreath in her proper right hand. She has shoulder-length hair and wears a tiara with a five-pointed star. She is dressed in long robes that are belted at the waist. Below her on her proper left, the soldier carries a gun with a bayonet and marches with his proper left leg forward. Below her on her proper right, the sailor carries a gun with a bayonet and marches with his proper right leg forward. On the lower front of the column, there is a bronze eagle with wings spread, holding a quiver of arrows, laurel leaves, and an olive branch in its talons. The memorial is flanked by two commemorative tablets listing the names of those who serve in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Date
Dedicated 1922. Steles: June 1989
fabricator
A. Ghioli
Control number
IAS NY000493
Gregory, John D. (son of artist), 1995.Draped standing female figure, hands clasped near face.
Notes
Gregory, John D. (son of artist), 1995.
Summary
Draped standing female figure, hands clasped near face.
Date
1951
sculptor
Gregory, John 1879-1958
architectural firm
William & Geoffrey Platt
Control number
IAS 74460014
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1995.Full-length figure of a World War I soldier. He wears a uniform and helmet. In his proper right hand he holds a grenade; his proper right arm is raised in readiness to throw the grenade.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1995.
Summary
Full-length figure of a World War I soldier. He wears a uniform and helmet. In his proper right hand he holds a grenade; his proper right arm is raised in readiness to throw the grenade. He holds a rifle in his proper left hand; the butt of the gun rests on the ground. The bronze sculpture stands on a granite pedestal. To the proper right of the pedestal is a granite marker which is taller than the pedestal. The marker is topped with a granite ball. On the front face of the marker is a bronze plaque with a bas-relief along the top. The relief depicts a soldier and sailor flanking a full-length female figure of Liberty. Behind the figure of the soldier is a cannon. In the bottom left corner of the relief is a tank; in the bottom right corner is an airplane.
sculptor
Testi
founder
Kunst Foundry
Control number
IAS NJ000574
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland survey, 1993.Image on file.(On relief, lower left:) SCHULER 1920 (On relief, lower right:) J. ARTHUR LIMERICK CO. FOUNDERS BALTIMORE (Around border of shield:) ST.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(On relief, lower left:) SCHULER 1920 (On relief, lower right:) J. ARTHUR LIMERICK CO. FOUNDERS BALTIMORE (Around border of shield:) ST. JOHANNIS C ANNAPOLE IN MARYLANDIA SIGILLUM COMMUNE COLLEGII (On relief, above figure:) FOR CIVILIZATION LIBERTY COUNTRY (Incised on base, front:) 1920 (On stele, reverse:) ERECTED BY/THE ALUMNI OF/ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE/TO THEIR FELLOW ALUMNI/WHO IN THE WORLD WAR/GAVE THEIR ALL./FOUR HUNDRED & FIFTY TWO/OF OUR MEN/ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL./THERE IS NO RECORD/THAT ONE FAILED/IN HIS DUTY (Honor roll on shield lists names and graduation dates of alumni who died in World War I)
(On base, reverse:) (small circular ornament) THE SYMBOLISM OF THE BRONZE TABLET (small circular ornament) / THE FIGURE IS THE ALMA MATER WITH DRAWN SWORD AND WITH HEAD CROWNED WITH THE LAUREL, BOWED IN MOURNING/ OVER THOSE OF HER ALUMNI WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THE SHIELD. THESE SHE CROWNS WITH THE PALM AS A TOKEN/OF ETERNAL PEACE. HER SHIELD IS AN ADAPTATION OF THE COLLEGE SEAL ON WHICH IS EMBLAZONED THE HONOR ROLL. THE/ARBOR VITAE, OR TREE OF LIFE, IS INTRODUCED AT THE RIGHT TO SYMBOLIZE THAT THE NAMES ON THE SHIELD WILL FOREVER/REMAIN ROOTED DEEP IN THE MEMORY OF THE ALMA MATER. THE ALMA MATER IS DEPICTED STANDING IN ARMOR TO SIGNIFY/THAT THE COLLEGE WAS ACTIVE IN THE WAR AND BEFORE RESUMING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES HAS ENSHRINED HER HEROES/IN A FIELD OF GLORY. THE ALMA MATER WAS FOUNDED IN 1696. / THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED IN 1920. signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary
Full-length allegorical female figure of the Alma Mater stands leaning on an oval-shaped shield. She wears a form-fitting Classical garment, breastplate and holds a sword, pointing downward, in her proper right hand. Her proper left elbow rests on the shield, and she holds a palm in her proper left hand. The College crest is at the top of the shield and there is an eagle at the bottom. Laurel and an "arbor vitae" or Tree of Life, are also present in the relief. There is a Greek Key frieze along the top of the stele.
Date
1920
sculptor
Schuler, Hans 1874-1951
founder
J. Arthur Limerick Company
Control number
IAS MD000497
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.A female, wearing a long dress with lace trim at the collar and a hood secured by a head band, stands holding out a wreath in her proper right hand. Her face is turned downwards slightly and her eyes are closed.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Summary
A female, wearing a long dress with lace trim at the collar and a hood secured by a head band, stands holding out a wreath in her proper right hand. Her face is turned downwards slightly and her eyes are closed. The sculpture is mounted atop a tapered base with a stepped bottom.
Date
Dedicated Nov. 2, 1919
sculptor
Unknown
Control number
IAS PA000722
Murphy, Josephine, "Novelli, a forgotten sculptor," Boston: Branden Books, 2003, fig. 14.Inventory staff, 2003.Obelisk topped by seated bronze sculpture of Lady Liberty. The female figure wears a World War I helmet and holds a staff crowned by an eagle.
Notes
Murphy, Josephine, "Novelli, a forgotten sculptor," Boston: Branden Books, 2003, fig. 14.
Inventory staff, 2003.
Summary
Obelisk topped by seated bronze sculpture of Lady Liberty. The female figure wears a World War I helmet and holds a staff crowned by an eagle.
Date
1930
sculptor
Novelli, James S. 1885-1940
Beck, A. Raphael 1858-1947
fabricator
Memorial Art Company
Control number
IAS 88630005
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg.
Notes
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 102-105.
Image on file.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 102.
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Summary
The rectangular tomb is carved on one side with a relief panel depicting three allegorical figures that commemorate the spirit of the Allies during World War I. A male figure standing on the far right, a sword held in his left hand, symbolizes Victory. A female figure representing Peace stands in the center, her left arm extending an olive branch toward Victory, and her right hand holding the hand of a female figure representing the Allies. The other three sides of the tomb are carved in relief with alternating Doric pilasters and wreaths.
Date
Designed ca. 1928-1930
sculptor
Jones, Thomas Hudson 1892-1969
architectural firm
Lorimer Rich and Associates
Control number
IAS 78250031
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.Atop a tall shaft stands a classically draped female holding a sword in front of her with her proper right hand and a shield in her proper left. A crown is upon her head.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
Summary
Atop a tall shaft stands a classically draped female holding a sword in front of her with her proper right hand and a shield in her proper left. A crown is upon her head. The sculpture is mounted atop a four-sided tapered shaft with beveled corners set upon a base. The top of the shaft is draped by a cloth.
Two soldiers flank the base of the shaft. Each figure is mounted in front of an arched niche. On the east side stands a Civil War general wearing a beard and mustache. He grips the handle of his sword with both hands in front of him. The point of the sword rests on the ground. On the west side stands a rifleman with both hands resting on butt of an upturned gun. The barrel tip of the gun is grounded at his feet. "U.S." appears on his belt buckle and he wears a three-quarter length coat and a cap. One side of the base is decorated with a relief of an eagle with its wings spread and the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" on a rippling ribbon. Behind the eagle are two crossed flags. The flags are furled and tied together with a ribbon. The corners of the base are decorated with upright cannon barrels in relief.
Date
Dedicated June 30, 1887
sculptor
Unknown
Control number
IAS NY001167
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.Image on file.(On base, proper left, behind figure's proper left foot:) HENRY LION/1930 (On plaque on back of base:) SCULPTOR/HENRY LION (On plaque on front of base:) FOUNTAIN OF HONOR/ERECTED IN 1930/TO THE HUSBANDS, BROTHERS AND S
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On base, proper left, behind figure's proper left foot:) HENRY LION/1930 (On plaque on back of base:) SCULPTOR/HENRY LION (On plaque on front of base:) FOUNTAIN OF HONOR/ERECTED IN 1930/TO THE HUSBANDS, BROTHERS AND SONS OF EBELL/MEMBERS, WHO NOBLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN/THE WORLD WAR (On plaque on front of base:) COMMITTEE/(followed by six names) (16 plaques, one on each side of 16-sided fountain basin:) HONOR ROLL/ (followed by names of contributors) signed
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Summary
Full-length female figure in bronze set on a concrete base in the middle of a fountain basin. The figure holds a flagpole and billowing flag in her proper left hand. The base of the pole rests on the ground. Her proper right arm is raised holding an oil lamp. She wears a flowing gown and Roman-style sandals. Her hair is pulled back in a bun. She stands on an octagonal base. There are two small animal heads on opposite sides of the base. The base stands in the center of a 16-sided concrete fountain basin.
Date
1930
sculptor
Lion, Henry 1900-1966
Control number
IAS CA001151
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1996.New York Times, Nov. 12, 1932, pg.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1996.
New York Times, Nov. 12, 1932, pg. 7.
Image on file.
(On front of base:) TO HONOR / THOSE / WHO KEPT / THE FAITH / 1917-1918
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Summary
A war memorial consisting of a seated female figure, possibly representing Victory. The flag draped figure holds a scroll with a list of names and clutches a helmet at her side.
Date
Dedicated Nov. 11, 1932
sculptor
Keck, Charles 1875-1951
Control number
IAS NJ000243
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1996.Image on file.(On relief scene on plaque:) (Proper left lower corner:) LIBERTY BRONZE WORKS NEW YORK (Banner beneath female figure, incised lettering:) 1914 WORLD WAR 1918 (Bottom banner, raised lettering:) ROLL OF HONOR(On honor
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1996.
Image on file.
(On relief scene on plaque:) (Proper left lower corner:) LIBERTY BRONZE WORKS NEW YORK (Banner beneath female figure, incised lettering:) 1914 WORLD WAR 1918 (Bottom banner, raised lettering:) ROLL OF HONOR
(On honor roll on plaque, raised lettering:) (First section:) IN HONOR OF/UPPER GILMANTON AND BELMONT BOYS/WHO FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY/1861-CIVIL WAR-1865/(Names follow in four columns:) (Far left column:) FRANK C. WARD/JOSEPH A. FELLOWS/CHARLES E. MOODY/HORACE PRESCOTT/ORRIN RANDLETT/JEREMIAH F. SAWYER/JOHN C. SWEATT/REUBEN P. WILLARD/HAMILTON P. CHASE/JUSTICE DRAKE/ISAAC C. ALLEN/JESSE S. ALLEN/HENRY ALDRICH/JOSEPH BEAN/MERRILL BEAN/SMITH N. ELLSWORTH (Inner left column:) ALMON J. RARRAR/GEORGE W. BROWN/WILLIAM ENGLEHART/CHARLES A. BROWN/ALBERT P. GLIDDEN/HENRY T. BUSS/WILLIAM DEAN/GEORGE E. COTTON/PATRICK CARRICK/JAMES COLLINS/STEPHEN EMERY/WILLIAM THOMPSON/CHARLES J. CLANCY/SYMON MARSH/HORACE THURSTON/JAMES LEONARD
(Inner right column:) WILLIAM SPOONER/ARTHUR L. HUNT/WILLIAM H. LAMPREY/WILLIAM H. LITTLEFIELD/HENRY LUND/JOHN MURPHY/JOHN C. RANDLETT/CHARLES E. MCCARTHEY/JASON LADD/JACOB HEATH/JOHN O. COTTON/CHARLES E. CLAY/CHARLES A. BRYANT/GEORGE W. BATCHELDOR/CHARLES A. YOUNG (Far right column:) ANSEL F. YOUNG/SILAS LEAVITT/JEREMIAH B. DEARBORN/PRESCOT HALL/JOSEPH DURANT/GEORGE GARLAND/AARON GOODWIN/JOHN HOGAN/WYATT KELLY/NELSON MAGEE/JOSEPH L. WIGGIN/GEORGE G. BLAKE/JOHN S. BATCHELDER/PATRICK COYLE/JOHN WHALON/JOHN KIERNAN
(Next section:) 1898-SPANISH WAR/(Names listed in three columns:) (Left column:) JOHN BROWN/JOSEPH CARTER/HARVEY J. HALL (Center column:) THEODORE J. GRANT (Right column:) DAVID STURGEON/HARRY H. TARLSON/ASA L. WORCHESTER
(Next section:) 1914-WORLD WAR-1918/(List of names in four columns:) (Far left column:) WILLIAM W. ANGERS/JOSEPH L. BOUTIN/CLIFFORD J. BRIZER/HARLEIGH C. BROWN/LAWRENCE F. BARRETT/HOMER L. CROCKETT/RICHARD A. CURRIER/CLYDE D. CLIFFORD/NATHAN D. DOW (Inner left column:) RICHARD DUFFY/KARL B. DEARBORN/WILLIAM H. FOGG/FRANK J. GEDDIS/GUY L. HAMMEL/FRED L. HANCOCK/WALTER C. HARRIS/ERNEST HORN/MAURICE B. JEWETT (Inner right column:) MAURICE H. JUDKINS/FRANKLIN E. JUDKINS/ARTHUR JACQUES/CHARLES C. KILBORN/ERNEST NISBET/ARTHUR M. PERRON/ELI C. PERRON JR./NATHANIEL M. PEASE/LEO A. RICARD (Far right column:) LLOYD D. SMITH/ERNEST H. SMITH/EVERETT V. SAYWARD/ARTHUR L. STAPLES/CHARLES W. TILTON/CHARLES TEEL/ALBERT N. TIPPLE/KARL L. WILDES (Across bottom:) ERECTED BY THE TOWN OF BELMONT 1919 (On front of base, below plaque, raised lettering:) ERECTED BY/MOSES SARGENT/1919
(On bronze plaque on rear of base:) DEDICATED TO/THE MEN AND WOMEN OF BELMONT/WHO SERVED IN THE WARS OF OUR COUNTRY/AND/IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/(Names follow in two columns, each on a separate strip of bronze attached to plaque:) (Left column:) HERBERT A. PRESCOTT WW II/PHILLIPS O. SWAIN WWII/ERNEST B. PIPER WWII/STEVEN C. SANTY VIETNAM (Right column:) ARTHUR M. HACKETT WWII/HARLEIGH C. BROWN WWII/LEO J. ROLFE KOREAN/JOHN J. MOYNIHAN AIR FORCE (At bottom:) ERECTED 1966/SARGENT TRUST FUND Founder's mark appears.
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Summary
An allegorical bronze relief scene of World War I, with honor roll, mounted on granite monument. The scene depicts an allegorical female figure, representing America or Columbia, standing in belted flowing robes. She holds a flagstaff with her proper right hand that is grounded at her proper right foot with the American flag swirling behind her. She rests her proper left hand on top of a shield positioned at her proper left side. She is flanked by a kneeling World War I infantryman on her proper right side, and a kneeling World War I sailor on her proper left side.
The soldier is shown in proper left profile, dressed in a helmet, boots, leggings and a hip-length jacket. He holds a rifle with bayonet pointing out and up. Behind him is a battlefield with broken trees, a cannon and a ruined building. The sailor is depicted in proper right profile, dressed in boots, a blouse with scarf and a sailor's cap. He holds his rifle with bayonet pointing out and up. Behind him is an ocean scene with two warships. Above the figures is an eagle, seen in profile, with outspread wings.
Below the relief scene is a roll of honor listing names of local men who served during the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I. The bronze tablet has a curved top edge and is decorated with a band of leaves down each side. The plaque is mounted on the front of a rock-faced base made of an upright block on top of a shorter, wider block. On the rear of the base is a bronze dedication plaque honoring local men who died during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Date
1919. Dedicated Nov. 1919. Rear bronze plaque added: 1966
founder
Liberty Bronze Works
Control number
IAS NH000354
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.An allegorical female figure holds a sword in her proper right hand and a laurel wreath in her raised proper left hand. The barefoot female figure is dressed in long robes with wings attached to her back.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1994.
Summary
An allegorical female figure holds a sword in her proper right hand and a laurel wreath in her raised proper left hand. The barefoot female figure is dressed in long robes with wings attached to her back. The sculpture is mounted on tall square base.
Date
Ca. 1920
sculptor
Unknown
Control number
IAS CA001548
Johnson, Harvey W., 2002.Glenn Wharton and Associates, Inc., 1998.A female figure of Pomona stands slightly behind a male figure with her right foot forward. She holds a sword with her outstretched right arm.
Notes
Johnson, Harvey W., 2002.
Glenn Wharton and Associates, Inc., 1998.
Summary
A female figure of Pomona stands slightly behind a male figure with her right foot forward. She holds a sword with her outstretched right arm. Her left hand rests on the man's left shoulder, which reaches for the sword. He wears pants, a partially-unbuttoned shirt, and boots. She wears a classical gown. At her feet is a horn of plenty.
Date
1922. Dedicated Nov. 11, 1923
sculptor
Johnson, Burt W. 1890-1927
Schmucker, Hans
founder
Roman Bronze Works
Control number
IAS 74750005
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985City of Philadelphia, 1973.Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg.
Notes
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
City of Philadelphia, 1973.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 305.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
Summary
Seated female figure flanked by two kneeling servicemen. On her proper right is a soldier and on her proper left is a sailor. The female figure wears a long, very plain dress and a long cape. Her hair is pulled back from her face and she stares straight ahead. Her arms reach out and rest on the shoulders of the servicemen on either side of her. Her cape wraps around the back of the servicemen. Each male figure kneels on one knee with the other bent knee raised. The male figures, dressed in their military uniforms, hold their hats and bow their heads. The three figures rest atop a rectangular base.
Date
1927. Copyrighted 1927. Installed 1928
sculptor
Raul, Harry Lewis b. 1883
founder
Roman Bronze Works
Control number
IAS 75009364
Johnson, Harvey W., 2002.A figure of a girl presses to her heart the overseas caps of a doughboy and a sailor.
Notes
Johnson, Harvey W., 2002.
Summary
A figure of a girl presses to her heart the overseas caps of a doughboy and a sailor.
sculptor
Johnson, Burt W. 1890-1927
architect
Hunt, Myron
Control number
IAS 74750003
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.Image on file.(On base plaque:) ERECTED BY A GRATEFUL CITY IN/HONOR OF THE HEROIC SONS AND/DAUGHTERS WHO SERVED THEIR/COUNTRY DURING THE WORLD WAR/1917-1918The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the S
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
Image on file.
(On base plaque:) ERECTED BY A GRATEFUL CITY IN/HONOR OF THE HEROIC SONS AND/DAUGHTERS WHO SERVED THEIR/COUNTRY DURING THE WORLD WAR/1917-1918
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Summary
A tall granite obelisk is adorned on each face with a granite figure representing those who served in World War I --a soldier, a sailor, a marine, and a nurse. Beneath each figure is an incised military insignia. The obelisk is topped by an eagle perched on a ball.
Date
Dedicated 1939
fabricator
Johnson and Gutsffson
Control number
IAS MA000476
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Ohio, Cincinnati survey, 1994.Image on file.The Cincinnati Enquirer, May 31, 1993, Section B, pg.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Ohio, Cincinnati survey, 1994.
Image on file.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, May 31, 1993, Section B, pg. 1.
(Top of each base:) DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE (war corresponding to the sculpture) unsigned
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Summary
Eleven figures in period military uniforms are positioned around a plaza. Behind each figure is a bronze flagpole displaying a period flag. A Revolutionary War soldier advances with a musket and wears a pack on his back. A sailor from the War of 1812 stands amidst a ship's rigging. The Mexican War soldier crouches slightly with his gun while the Civil War infantryman stands straight with his rifle pointing downwards. A Spanish-American War soldier stands at parade rest, holding his gun to his proper right with the butt on the ground. Out of a World War I trench climbs a doughboy and a World War II sailor stands behind a railing, holding binoculars in his proper right hand. A Korean War jet pilot holds his helmet in his proper right hand. The Vietnam War soldier stands with his proper right foot on a log. He holds an assault rifle at waist-level and wears an open flak jacket. The Persian Gulf War is represented by two figures: a woman standing at attention with her rifle slung over her proper right shoulder and a pilot holding his helmet in his proper left hand and resting his proper right hand on the woman's proper left shoulder. Each war's sculpture has its own base. In the center of the plaza is a taller flagpole with a nine-sided marker with etchings of various veteran scenes and famous quotes at its base. The plaza is paved with inscribed bricks.
Date
Dedicated May 25, 1991
sculptor
Bradford, Ken
architect
Foote, P. Gerald
designer
Carson, Gary
engineering firm
CDS Engineers
contractor
Schumacher Dugan Construction
architectural firm
Foote, Elliot & Associates
fabricator
Unknown (Cleveland, Ohio)
Control number
IAS OH000224
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1996.Image on file.(On lower right side of upper relief plaque on front of base:) E.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1996.
Image on file.
(On lower right side of upper relief plaque on front of base:) E. CADORIN (On upper plaque on back of base:) (Emblem)/DEDICATED TO THE MEN/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/WORLD WAR II/(List of twenty-one names in two columns)/PRESENTED BY/THE CITIZENS OF EDGEWATER (On lower left plaque on back of base:) (Emblem)/DEDICATED TO THE MEN/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/WORLD WAR I/(List of four names in two columns)/PRESENTED BY/THE CITIZENS OF EDGEWATER/MAY 30, 1989 (On lower center plaque on back of base:) TO THOSE WHO SERVED/IN THE PROTECTION OF/THEIR COUNTRY DURING/THE KOREAN WAR/DEDICATED NOVEMBER 11, 1994/AMERICAN LEGION POST 116 (On lower right plaque on back of base:) (Emblem)/DEDICATED TO THE MEN/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/VIETNAM WAR/(List of five names follows)/PRESENTED BY/THE CITIZENS OF EDGEWATER/MAY 30, 1989 signed
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Summary
Two relief plaques affixed to the front of tall upright slab. The upper plaque depicts a sailor, a soldier, and a marine. The three figures, dressed in military uniforms, stand side-by-side with arms interlinked. The sailor, at the far left, raises his proper right arm and point to the left side of the relief plaque. In the distance at the far left of the plaque is a ship out to sea. The figure at the far right holds a rifle by the barrel with his lowered proper left hand. The lower relief plaque depicts a seated allegorical female figure, dressed in flowing robes, who raises her proper right arm while holding onto a flagpole and unfurled flag with her proper left hand. To the right of the female figure is a list of names. Garlands hang across the top of the relief and two wreaths decorate the lower corners. Four plaques are affixed to the back of the base.
Date
1919
sculptor
Cadorin, Ettore 1876-1952
Control number
IAS NJ000240
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1994.Winged Victory stands with her proper right foot forward and a sword held in her raised proper right hand. In her proper left hand she holds a three-pronged object.
Notes
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1994.
Summary
Winged Victory stands with her proper right foot forward and a sword held in her raised proper right hand. In her proper left hand she holds a three-pronged object. She is dressed in a sleeveless, full-length garment that clings to her body and wraps around her legs. Her face is turned toward the sky and on her head she wears a wreath of leaves. The sculpture is mounted upon a rectangular block base with one bottom step and a plaque on the front. A relief at the top of the plaque depicts six World War I soldiers in the trenches carrying rifles fixed with bayonets.
Date
1925
sculptor
Unknown
Control number
IAS PA001463

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