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Title Full face Colossal Statue Wm Penn in Public Buildings
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 25, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Front view of a large statue of William Penn in a public square surrounded by buildings. A large group of people stand near the fence around the statue's base, and others walk past. Inscription "E.A.A." in lower right corner.
(Keyword: Pennsylvania)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photo shows the 37-foot-tall bronze statue of William Penn before it was installed atop Philadelphia City Hall. The statue was created by sculptor Alexander Milne Calder and was installed in 1894.
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Monuments & memorials
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6378
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2013.
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