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WWI Memorial - Summit

WWI Memorial - Summitzoom
Town Park, Park, Elm & Broad Streets

This memorial consists of an 8' tall bronze figure of an angel standing atop a 7' polished pink granite base.  The angel with full-length wings, is dressed in a long, loose-fitting tunic, stands with its left arm raised up to its chest. The inscribed base is decorated around the upper perimeter with a bronze relief depicting marching World War I soldiers carrying rifles. 

The memorial was erected by the people of Summit, to honor the men of the community who died in WWI. 

The noted sculptress, E. Barretto Parsons was a native of Halifax, VA & studied at the Art League of New York under Daniel Chester French. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000241 & the NY Times obituary of E. Barretto Parsons. 

Photos courtesy of:  Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)


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