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Benjamin Franklin - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 48.050 W 122° 24.604
10S E 551934 N 4183880
Quick Description: A statue of Ben Franklin in the middle of Washington Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 3:31:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KNC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 12

Long Description:
The piece is described by the inventory as a: "Full length standing figure of Benjamin Franklin, dressed in coat, shirt and boots of era. He holds his hat at his waist in his proper left hand and holds a rolled document down at his side in his proper right hand.

(Front side:) PO Box with MEMENTOS/FOR THE/HISTORICAL SOCIETY/IN 1979/FROM H.D.C./VICHY (Side 2: To our boys & girls who will soon take our places and pass on (Side 3:) Time capsule 1979-2079 as dedicated to the citizens of S.F. - Cal Seltzer (Side 4 on bronze plaque:) Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 marked by S.F. Chapter of the American Revolution & La Puerta de Oro Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (On all four sides:) Presented by H.D. Cogswell / WELCOME (Dr. Cogswell's initials on top of base) unsigned"
TITLE: Benjamin Franklin

ARTIST(S): Unknown, sculptor.

DATE: Dedicated 1879.

MEDIUM: Iron on carved granite base.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS CA000029

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Located Washington Square, Columbus Union, Stockton & Filbert, San Francisco, California


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None


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