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The National Monument to the Forefathers was dedicated on August 1, 1889. It was initiated by the Plymouth Society and carved and assembled by the Hallowell Granite Works. It stands 81 feet high and weighs 180 tons. Faith is the central figure and Morality, Education, Law and Liberty surround its base. The base statues are fifteen feet high and weigh 20 - 25 tons each.
The model shown differs from the finished Monument, one example being that Faith's arm and hand are held at a different angle.
About This Item
- Title: National Monument to the Forefathers model, Hallowell, ca. 1889
- Creation Date: 1889
- Subject Date: 1889
- Town: Plymouth
- County: Plymouth
- State: MA
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17.7 cm x 10 cm
- Local Code: B-70
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Carvers (Decorative artists)--Maine--Hallowell
- Granite industry and trade--Maine--Hallowell
- Hallowell Granite Works
- Italian Americans--Maine
- Stone carvers--Maine--Hallowell
- Pilgrim Society (Plymouth, Mass.)
For more information about this item, contact:Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
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