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American War Mother and Her Sons

   
American War Mother and Her Sonsloupe
Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
Philadelphia
PA
19144
1928
Harry Lewis Raul

Location
--in Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
--Philadelphia, PA 19144
--GPS coordinates 40.035705, -75.155611

Inscriptions
19 (copyright symbol) 27 HARRY LEWIS RAUL . SCULPTOR/EASTON . PENNSYLVANIA / ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY (Base, front:) ERECTED BY THE PHILA CHAPTER AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE WE SHALL NOT SLEEP THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELD JOHN McCRAE

Physical properties
--Outdoor Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
--approx. 8 ft. 7 in. x 74 in. x 47 in; Base: approx. 60 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 8 in.

Seated female figure flanked by two kneeling servicemen. On her right is a soldier and on her left is a sailor. The female figure wears a long, very plain dress and a long cape. Back of cape is emblazoned with stars. Her hair is pulled back from her face and she stares straight ahead. Her arms reach out and rest on the shoulders of the servicemen on either side of her. Her cape wraps around the back of the servicemen. Each male figure kneels on one knee with the other bent knee raised. The male figures, dressed in their military uniforms, hold their hats and bow their heads. The three figures rest atop a rectangular base

History
--1927. Copyrighted 1927. Installed 1928
--gift of the Philadelphia Chapter of American War Mothers to the City of Philadelphia

Condition
--fair, some spalling on front of stone, not affecting the inscription
--chips at corners of base stone, mildew stains on front of stone base
--Administered by City of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
--Surveyed 1993 August. Treatment urgent.
--Mud Dauber Wasp nests on bronze surfaces

 
Bronze
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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