Tag: Statue

A Memorial to a Memorializer…?

The Lincoln Memorial is impressive, yes? Ever take the time to consider how the sculpture came to life? Neither had I. Enter Chesterwood, the Massachusetts home and studio of the man who created Lincoln for the memorial. To be clear, he was “merely” the sculptor, not the conceiver. Daniel Chester French practiced with nearly 100 […]

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Why Ships had Figureheads

First, you may be asking, what is a figurehead? It’s the ornately carved wooden statue mounted to the end of a ship from days gone by. If you want to be specific, the end of the ship is called the prow. If you want to be really specific, “days gone by” can be chronicled as […]

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Cemeteries: History and Mystery

A tour at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta Georgia is an opportunity to roam among towering trees, sculpted marble, and cobblestone pathways. Over 70,000 souls are buried here and tour guides quickly disclaim that you won’t see them all in a single visit. You do see the symbolism, the love, the humor. Graves of some […]

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