Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Providence, RI

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Providence, RI

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Description (Brief)
black and white stereograph mounted on yellow cardstock; printed on recto "Providence, R.I. / American Scenery / Park."; Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Providence, Rhode Island; carved relief inscription reads "Erected by the people of Rhode Island to the memory of the brave men who died so that their country might live"; this monument is dedicated to the 1st Rhode Island and the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (African-American) who fought in the Civil War; at the top of the monument is a female allegorical figure holding a laurel wreath in her outstretched right arm and a sword in her left hand; the four buttresses of the base hold four bronze statues representing infantry, cavalry, artillery and naval veterans; the large bronze plaques on the base list the residents killed in the Civil War; the bronze bas-relief plaques with carved releif depictions representing war, victory, peace and history illustrated with African-American women; the monument was designed by Randolph Rogers; the figures were sculpted in Rome and cast in Munich before being assembled in Providence; the monument was dedicated in 1871; monument is surrounded by a white picket fence
Object Name
date made
ca 1871
Rogers, Randolph
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
associated place
Italy: Latian, Rome
Germany: Bavaria, Munich
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 7 in; 8.89 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Civil War
African American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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