Title: Columbus Memorial Fountain in front of the Union Station, Washington D.C. |
Accession Number: 2005.34.113
Place: USA, DC, Washington
Description: Postcard; Columbus Memorial Fountain in front of the Union Station, Washington D.C.; part of the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); view of the Columbus Memorial in Washington D.C. from the front, with Union Station behind it, most likely a drawing or a colored photograph; printed on the front: "Columbus Memorial Foundation in Front of the Union Station, Washington, D.C."; printed on back (top left ): "The Columbus Memorial Fountain, Washington,/ D.C., is situated on the Union Station Plaza./ It is semi-circular in form, seventy feet wide and/ sixty-five feet deep. A shaft forty-five feet high/ surmounted by a globe borne by four eagles forms/ the background for the statue of Columbus, who is/ represented as standing on the prow of a ship, the/ figure-head of which is a beautiful, female figure/ typifying, "The Spirit of Discovery." On the left/ of the shaft is the figure of an Indian portraying/ the New World, and on the right side the/ figure of a patriarchal Caucasian representing the/ Old World, while the rear of the shaft carries a/ medalion representing Ferdinand and Isabella of/ Spain. The extreme ends are flanked by two enor-/ mous lions. Dedicated June 8th, 1912. Sculptor,/ Lorado Taft; Cost $100,000."; printed on back (left hand edge): "Pub. by W.B. Garrison, Inc., Washington, D.C."; printed on back (right side): "1499/ Post/ Card"; printed on back (stamp area):" PLACE/ STAMP/ HERE".
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