Forefather's Monument, Plymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1889

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner

Forefather's Monument, Plymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1889

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The National Monument to the Forefathers was dedicated at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1889. It was commissioned by the Plymouth Society and carved and assembled by the Hallowell Granite Works. It stands 81 feet high and weighs 180 tons. The 36 foot tall central figure "Faith" stands on a 45 foot pedestal. It is the largest granite monument in the United States.

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  • Title: Forefather's Monument, Plymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1889
  • Creation Date: circa 1889
  • Subject Date: circa 1889
  • Town: Hallowell, Plymouth
  • County: Kennebec, Plymouth
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: CP005002
  • Collection: Sam Webber Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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