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Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall...

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Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall...
Collection

Print Collection portrait file

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George Washington

Sculpture

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1939 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Topics
Public figures
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Sculpture
Models
Genres
Clippings
Photographic prints
Notes
Title from typewritten press release affixed to verso, dated for release Sunday, December 12, 1937.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Portrait File
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 14037c30-23a1-0131-d95d-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall..." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c499a00-23a1-0131-4c93-58d385a7bbd0

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall..." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c499a00-23a1-0131-4c93-58d385a7bbd0

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. (1939). Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall... Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c499a00-23a1-0131-4c93-58d385a7bbd0

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Statue of George Washington for Central Mall, New York World's Fair 1939. The largest portrait statue fashioned by mankind in modern times will honor George Washington when the New York World's Fair opens on April 30, 1939, commemorating the first president's inauguration. The sculpture, shown above in a model by James Earle Fraser, will be 65 feet high, including a 15-foot base, and will be one of the principal decorative features of the mile-long Central Mall...