Archive for the ‘Historical Figures’ Category

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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)

George Washington Public Garden
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)


This Bronze Statue of the Great American Writer Nathaniel Hawthorne was Erected in 1925 on Hawthorne Boulevard in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 25, 2018)

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A Bronze Statue of the American Abolitionist John Brown Resting His Hand on the Shoulder of a Young Boy He Helped Free From Slavery as Seen From Behind on the Grounds of the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, NY (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 2, 2020)

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A Close-Up of a Little Girl Hugging Her Doll in a Scene Depicting the Legendary Spags Department Store Found on the Bronze Memorial to the Store’s Owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti at Lakeway Commons in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 15, 2018)