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Victory Veterans Monument - Belleville

   
Victory Veterans Monument - Bellevillezoom
Town Hall, 159 Washington Avenue
Belleville
NJ
USA
07109
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=49207
1922
Carl Tefft

This monument honors the 700 men from Belleville who served in the Great War, and the 20 men who gave their lives whose names are enumerated on a shield plaque. It consists of an allegorical bronze female figure representing Victory holding a shield and quill pen in her left hand, and a bouquet of flowers in the crook of her right arm. She wears a laurel wreath in her hair.

The sculpture sits atop a square stone base. Dedicated in 1922, it was designed by New York sculptor, Carl Emerson Tefft.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76008075.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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