Archive for the ‘Historical Figures’ Category

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In Honor of Thanksgiving, Here Is a Close-Up of the Granite Statue of a Pilgrim Lady Which Stands in Front of the Monument to Women of the Mayflower at Pilgrim Memorial State Park on Water Street in Plymouth, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 28, 2019)

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In Addition to the Bronze Statue of Him Standing Outside Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, the Likeness of the Reverend Phillips Brooks Can Be Found Carved in Stone on the Facade of the Church Itself With a Long-Neck Gargoyle Peering Over His Shoulder (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 18, 2020)

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A Mass-Produced Metal Bust of the American Aviator Charles Lindbergh Available For Purchase at Traditions Antiques on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid, New York (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 21, 2020)

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This Gravestone Carved With a Winged Skull (of the Woman Who Many People Believe Was the Original Mother Goose) Can Be Found Surrounded by Goose Feathers Planted in the Ground Around It at Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 4, 2018)

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A Silver Buddha Stands on Display in the Storefront Window of the Sunrise Boutique on High Street in Clinton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 19, 2018)

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The Likeness of the Wealthy Eccentric Phineas Gardner Wright Carved in Stone Above the Locations and Dates of His Birth and Death and the Cryptic Inscription “Going But Know Not Where” on His Monument Found at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 11, 2019)

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A Bronze Statue of a Seated Lady Symbolizing Liberty Holding a Laurel Wreath in Her Right Hand and a Shield Depicting an Eagle in Her Left on Top of the Granite Monument Dedicated to the American Lawyer and Diplomat Joseph Hodges Choate Found at the Intersection of Boston and Essex Streets in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 9, 2019)

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Thomas Ball’s Bronze Sculpture of General George Washington on Horseback in the Public Garden Is Probably One of the Most Iconic Statues in All of Boston (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 22, 2015)

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A Life-Size Statue of Jack Daniels (of Tennessee Whiskey Fame) Found in the Foyer of Yankee Spirits on Main Street in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 2, 2017 )

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A Photograph of a Bronze Statue of the Noted American Ski Jumper Art Devlin (Originally Erected in 2008) Taken From a Distance During New Construction Last September at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, NY (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 12, 2020)