Daniel Webster in Bronze

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1966

GUSN

GUSN-169756

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Description

The statue of Daniel Webster at the foot of the State house stands proudly overlooking Boston Common. Eight feet tall, cast in bronze and occupying a 10-foot pedestal, it is a monument to one of the most popular and enduring figures in Massachusetts history. But the journey from the idea to finished product was a long one, and its story involves sunken ships, a debate over where the monument should be placed and what some critics thought was one very ugly statue.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 135

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1966.056.203.002

Abstract

The statue of Daniel Webster at the foot of the State house stands proudly overlooking Boston Common. Eight feet tall, cast in bronze and occupying a 10-foot pedestal, it is a monument to one of the most popular and enduring figures in Massachusetts history. But the journey from the idea to finished product was a long one, and its story involves sunken ships, a debate over where the monument should be placed and what some critics thought was one very ugly statue.

Date Notes

Volume 56, Number 203 (Winter, 1966)

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Record Details

Originator

Frederic Alan Sharf (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1966). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England