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holding a scroll. On her left stands a child behind a shield
on which are the symbols of the seal of the City. She is
approached from her right by a group of four men, and a
woman holding a babe and leading a small boy, all in atti-
tudes of attention.

Above this is a medallion representing progress; in the
form of a kneeling nude man of heroic size, holding a torch
in right hand and a winged sphere in left.

Over the southerly smaller arch is a broad panel repre-
senting CIVIC pride, consisting of a life size female figure

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ENTRANCE TO MUNICIPAL OFFICE BUILDING

BY
MCKIM, MEAD & WHITE, AND ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 78



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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

MUNICIPAL BUILDING— CONTINUED

on the left, resting against a decorated seat, with her left
hand on a horn of plenty held by a small boy. She is ap-
proached from the left by a group of three men, two women
and one small girl, who carry emblems indicative of the accom-
plishments of the citizens.

Above this is a medallion representing prudence in the
form of a kneeling half nude woman of heroic size, holding
in right hand a mirror, with a serpent coiled around her
extended right arm.

All executed in granite.

See illustrations facing pages 78 and 80.



SECOND STORY PANELS

REPRESENTING THE VARIED ACTIVITIES OF
THE CITY GOVERNMENT

All are of life size in granite in low relief.

On the south pavilion, on the right of the great archway,
they are as follows, reading from left to right.

The Comptroller
A half nude elderly man holding a book.

Water Supply

A half nude female holding an inverted water jar on right
shoulder.

Elections

A draped female figure holding a ballot box.

Licenses
A draped female figure holding a closed scroll.

Civil Service

A DRAPED female figure holding an open scroll at the top
of which appears the symbols of the City seal.

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN ;

MUNICIPAL BUILDING— CONTINUED j

Sheriff j

A DRAPED male figure holding a closed scroll. I

Records I

A HALF nude male figure holding a number of sheets from |
which he is reading.

Accounts i

A HALF nude female figure reading from a book on a read- I

ing desk. I

Correction \

A draped male figure holding a sword and ring of keys. \

Building Inspection \

A DRAPED female figure holding an open scroll and resting |

against a Corinthian column. !

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Public Service Commission \

A DRAPED female figure holding symbols of Commerce and ;

Transportation in right and left hands respectively. \

Board of Estimate

A DRAPED male figure holding a bridle in left hand. \

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On the north pavilion on the left of the great archway |

duplicate panels are represented in the following order, read- |

ing from right to left. j

Board of Estimate :

Public Service Commission \

Building Inspection \

Correction i

Accounts 1

Records ;i

Sheriff ;

Civil Service i

Water Supply \

Elections i

Licenses '•
Comptroller

Purchased by the City in 191 2.

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 78



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

FIFTH AVENUE AND 40TH TO 42ND STREETS
ATTIC STORY ABOVE MAIN ENTRANCE

ARTIST

PAUL W. BARTLETT, N.A.
1865-

Six FIGURES of heroic size in full relief in marble.
In order from south to north they are:

Philosophy

A DRAPED figure of an old man with left hand clasping a
flowing beard.

Romance

A DRAPED female figure, with garland in hair, holding a
book in right hand, and a bunch of flowers in left.

Religion

A DRAPED female figure looking heavenward with hands
folded over breast.

Poetry
A DRAPED female figure with laurel leaf garland in hair.

Drama

A DRAPED female figure with veiled head, carrying a mask
in extended right hand and grasping another under left arm.

History

A DRAPED figure of an old man with armis extended and
hands folded, holding a closed book under left arm. See
illustration facing page 82.

Purchased by the City in 191 5.

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY— CONTINUED

LIONS

ARTIST
EDWARD C. POTTER, N.A.

1857-

Two COLOSSAL lions executed in Tennessee marble; erected
on granite pedestals on each side of the main entrance on
Fifth Avenue.

Purchased by the City in 191 1.



PEDIMENTS ON FIFTH AVENUE FACADE

ARTIST
GEORGE GREY BARNARD

1863-



south pavilion

The Arts

In centre is a sphere beside which two nude heroic figures
recline, and on which each rests an arm. The figure on
right is a male holding a chisel in right hand and a hammer
in left. The figure on left is a female resting right arm on
two large books on her raised knee. Executed in marble.

Purchased by the City in 19 14.

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HISTORY

BY
PAUL W. BARTLETT, N.A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 8 1



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY— CONTINUED

north pavilion

History

In centre is an open book on left of which a recHning
half nude female figure is inscribing the word life. On
right, and resting against and on the book, is a sleeping man
in full armor. Both figures are of heroic size, executed in
marble.

Purchased by the City in 191 5.



PYLON

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

ARTISTS

MC KIM, MEAD AND WHITE, ARCHITECTS

CHARLES KECK, SCULPTOR

1875-

A DECORATIVE pylon of granite, 21 feet 9 inches high, sur-
mounted by large vase 6 feet high. Erected on City prop-
erty at the southeast corner of 11 6th Street and Broadway.
Standing against west face is a female figure in Knoxville
marble 11 feet high, fully robed, holding on right arm an
open book on which are inscribed the words:

(Left-hand page) (Right-hand page)

HIC HAEC

LABOR QUIES

On the back is the following

INSCRIPTION

PRESENTED BY THE

CLASS OF 1890

ARTS AND MINES

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

CARL SCHURZ
I 829-1 906

MORNINGSIDE AVENUE AND II6TH STREET

ARTIST

KARL BITTER, N.A., SCULPTOR
1868-I915

HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT
1866-

A BRONZE portrait statue 9 feet high, erected in a plaza
from which a broad flight of steps leads to Morningside
Park below. It represents the subject dressed in a long
overcoat open in front, holding a soft hat in right hand. It
is placed on a pedestal of dark gray granite about 7 feet high
with a back rising from the base of the statue about 4 feet
6 inches. On the pedestal below the statue is a low relief
showing two figures, one male and one female, lightly draped,
on each side of an altar, on which the man rests his right
hand, his left hand holding an upright dagger. Above the
altar is the following

INSCRIPTION

CARL SCHURZ

MDCCCXXIX MDCCCCVI

A DEFENDER OF LIBERTY

AND A FRIEND OF

HUMAN RIGHTS

On each side of the pedestal are seats of granite extending
towards west in elliptical form. The steps to plaza are
flanked by two low walls which are decorated with panels in
low relief.

The left panel shows on the right a male, in the attire of a
warrior of the olden time, breaking a chain, on the left of
whom is a group of five figures, a negro man and woman,
a crouching Asiatic woman, and an Anglo-Saxon woman
leading forward an American Indian warrior.

The right panel shows an ideal female figure lightly draped,
carrying a torch, followed by a group of two men, two women
and a young boy.

Given to City in 1913. See illustrations facing pages 84 and 86.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW PANEL

WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL

ARTIST

FRANCES GRIMES
1869-

A PLASTER panel about 10 feet by 4 feet; placed over fire-
place in foyer. It represents three female figures seated on
a low bench, the two outer figures in attitude of listeners,
the central figure reading from a wide-spread book held on
her knees. On the upper part of the panel between the
heads of the figures is the following

INSCRIPTION

THERE WAS ENCHANTMENT IN THE VERY AIR THAT BLEW FROM
THAT HAUNTED PLACE BREATHING AN ATMOSPHERE OF DREAMS
AND FANCIES.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Given to the City in 1915. See illustration facing page 96.



GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO

148Q-1527

AN ITALIAN NAVIGATOR
BATTERY PARK

ARTIST
ETTORE XIMENES

A COLOSSAL bust placed on a granite pedestal 15 feet high,
in front of which is a female figure in bronze of heroic size
carrying a sword in right hand, and a torch in left. At her
feet is a bronze book; on the left leaf of which is inscribed
MDXXiv, and on the right leaf mcmix. On bust and right
hand leaf of book appears the name of the artist Ximenes.
Below this figure, cut in the granite, are the words

(on the left) (on the right)

GIOVANNI DA - VERRAZZANO

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

VERRAZZANO STATUE— CONTINUED \

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On the upper part of the granite pedestal are the following \

INSCRIPTIONS \

THERE CAN BE NO ' !

DOUBT WHATEVER .{

AS TO VERRAZZANO 'S '

ENTERING i

NEW YORK HARBOR ]

IN 1524 ;

JOHN FISKE !



ANNO 1909 j

AMERICA E ITALIA RICORDONO |

GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO |

FLORENTINO j

CHE PRIMO EUROPEO |

PRECORRENDO ALTRO PIU FORTUNATO |

DAL QUALE EBBERO IL NOME \

NAVIGO QUESTE ACQUE \

LE CUI TERRE ERANO DESTINATE

PER UNA DELLE CITTA CAPITALI DEL MONDO



PER LA VERITA

SECOLATE, PER LA j

GIUSTIZIA DELLA 1

STORIA QUESTO \

MONUMENTO I

RIVENDICATORE !

ERESSE IL PROGRESSO i

ITALO AMERICANO \

CARLO BARSOTTI |

EDITORE, LA COLONIA '

ITALIANA CONCORDE '

IL VI OTTOBRE MCMIX I



Given to the City in 1909.

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SCHURZ MONUMENT

BY
KARL BITTER, N.A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 84



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

WASHINGTON ARCH

NORTH SIDE OF MAIN PIERS

GEORGE WASHINGTON
1732-1799

EAST PIER, WASHINGTON AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

ARTIST

HERMON A. MACNEIL, N.A.
1866-

A GROUP of heroic size in marble, with main figure in high
relief. Washington is represented in full military uniform
under a long and heavy cloak, holding in front of him an
unsheathed sword. His figure is supported by allegorical
figures in low relief; that on left a fully robed female carry-
ing a torch and wand, representing fame; that on right a
warrior with helmet, but without armor, and holding two
spears, representing valor.

Given to the City in 1916. See illustration facing page 88.



WEST PIER, WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT

ARTIST

A. STIRLING CALDER, N.A.
1870-

A GROUP of heroic size in marble, with main figure in high
relief. Washington is represented in civilian dress with left
hand resting on a book stand. His figure is supported by
allegorical figures in low relief; that on the left a fully robed
female, representing wisdom, who holds back of Washing-
ton's head an open book on which is the inscription exitvs
ACTA probat; that on the right a half nude male in the armor
of a crusader, carrying a sword and scales, representing

JUSTICE.

Given to the City in 191 8. See illustration facing page 88.

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

GENERAL ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB

1836-1911

CITY COLLEGE NEAR I38TH STREET ENTRANCE

ARTIST

J. MASSEY RHIND

1860-

A HEROIC statue 8 feet high in bronze, representing the
subject in miHtary uniform. Placed on a granite pedestal
of gothic design.

signed: MASSEY RHIND, SCULP.

INSCRIPTION

ALEXANDER S. WEBB

PRESIDENT OF THE

COLLEGE I 869- I 902

BREV. MAJ. GENERAL, U. S. A.

COMMANDER

PHILADELPHIA BRIGADE

GETTYSBURG, JULY I-3, 1 863

I836-I9II

ERECTED
BY THE ALUMNI I917

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TABLETS— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX

MAINE MARTYRS MEMORIAL

MC KINLEY SQUARE

ARTIST
CHARLES KECK

1875-

A SMALL bronze tablet, placed on concrete plinth at base
of flag pole. On right is shown a female figure representing
a mourning Liberty carrying a shield, on which is modeled
the shield of the United States with the words patriotism
and DEVOTION.

inscription

in memoriam

u. s. s. maine

destroyed in havana harbor

february 15th, 1 898

this tablet is cast from metal recovered from the

u. s. s. maine

Given to the City in 1914.



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TABLETS— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN |

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SUSAN E. BLOW j

BROOKLYN TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS; AUDITORIUM \

ARTIST j

B. LILLIAN LINK j

1880- i

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A BRONZE tablet 2 feet wide by 3 feet 7 inches high, in j

upper part of which is shown a ring of dancing children. i

INSCRIPTION j

BY PLAYING ALL THE IDEALS ]

WHICH INTERPRET !

NATURE AND HUMAN LIFE \

THE KINDERGARTEN \

FLINGS ITS RAINBOW BRIDGE

BETWEEN THE HEART

OF CHILDHOOD \
AND THE VISION OF MANHOOD

1843 — SUSAN E. BLOW — 1916 ;

Given to the City in 191 8.

See illustration facing page 92. ;



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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 92



TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

LIBERTY POLE TABLET

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE PLAZA

ARTIST
JOHN WILLIAMS

A BRONZE tablet about 3 feet 6 inches high, curved to fit
the form of the Liberty Pole. At the top is a medallion of
Washington and below the following:

INSCRIPTION

LIBERTY POLE

PRESENTED TO

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

FEBRUARY 22, I916

BY THE WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATION COMMITTEE

COMPRISING THE FOLLOWING

ORGANIZATIONS



COMPANY B, 47TH INFANTRY, N. G. N. Y.

GRAND ARMY REPUBLIC

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS

COMMANDERY GENERAL OF THE

PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA

UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING CORPS

PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA

SONS OF VETERANS

PATRIOTIC ORDER OF AMERICANS

women's relief CORPS

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY

DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA

HANOVER CLUB

WILLIAMSBURG CITIZENS COMMITTEE

FIRST REGIMENT BAND OF

UNITED BOYS BRIGADE OF AMERICA

SUPERINTENDENT AND FOREMAN'S

ASSOCIATION



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TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

I 809-1 865

PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES 1861-65
FACADE OF BOROUGH HALL

ARTIST

VICTOR D. BRENNER
1871-

A BRONZE tablet 22 inches by 28 inches, mounted on a
marble slab. In upper left corner is a medallion of Lincoln
with dates 1 809-1 909; and on body of same is transcribed
Lincoln's Gettysburg address.

MEDALLION SIGNED: V. D. BRENNER

Purchased by the City in 1909.



WILLIAM WESLEY SMITH

PUBLIC SCHOOL 102 AUDITORIUM

ARTIST
THE GORHAM COMPANY

A BRONZE tablet 24 inches by 36 inches, on which is rep-
resented a broad border of ivy leaves surrounding an inner
panel on which is the

INSCRIPTION

THIS TRIBUTE OF HIS LOVING FRIENDS

COMMEMORATES

THE WORK AND CHARACTER

OF

WILLIAM WESLEY SMITH

FIRST PRINCIPAL OF

PUBLIC SCHOOL 102, BROOKLYN

I 893- I 909

"to live in hearts we leave BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE"

Given to the City in 19 10,

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TABLETS — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

J. EDWARD SWANSTROM
1855-1910

PRESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, I902-I903
BOROUGH HALL ROTUNDA

ARTISTS

EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N.A., SCULPTOR

1868-

FRANK J. HELME, ARCHITECT
1870-

A BRONZE tablet, 573^ inches by 383^ inches, on the right
of which is represented a kneeling female figure whose left
arm grasps a fasces, her right arm reaching out to a medallion
portrait enclosed in a wreath. Beneath the portrait is the
following:

INSCRIPTION

J. EDWARD SWANSTROM

PRESIDENT OF THE

BOROUGH OF

BROOKLYN
MCMII-MCMIII

Given to the City in 191 2.



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TABLETS— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN



SIMON BARUCH

RIVINGTON STREET PUBLIC BATH

ARTISTS
WERNER AND WINDOLPH, ARCHITECTS

A BRONZE tablet showing a portrait of Dr. Baruch in
centre; on left of which are the words health is wealth;
on right the words frequent baths promote health.

Below portrait is the

inscription

SIMON baruch, M.D.
pioneer of free municipal bath HOUSES



Given to the City in 191 7.



HENRY BISCHOFF
1859-1913

COUNTY COURT HOUSE, ROOM 2l6 j

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ARTISTS I

GEORGE T. BREWSTER, SCULPTOR l

1862- ;

WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH, A.N. A., ARCHITECT I

1869- .;

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A PORTRAIT memorial tablet in bronze 4 feet by 6 feet, in j
upper right hand corner of which is shown the Seal of the
City enclosed in a wreath, below which is the signature of

the subject. ;

INSCRIPTION J

HENRY BISCHOFF i

BORN AUG. 16, l852^DIED MARCH 28, I913 j

WHILE IN THE ACTIVE DISCHARGE OF HIS JUDICIAL DUTIES i

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 189O-1893 '

JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT 1893-I913 |

PRESENTED BY THE BENCH AND THE j

BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK I

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CHINESE TABLET

IN PARK NORTH OF GRANT's TOMB

A BRONZE tablet 29 inches by 26 inches, on a granite block
18 inches high. It has a border of ivy leaves, the space
within which is divided in two parts. On the left part is
an inscription in Chinese of which record is made on photo-
graph on file with the Art Commission. On the right part
is the following English

INSCRIPTION

THIS TREE IS PLANTED

AT THE SIDE OF THE TOMB OF

GENERAL U. S. GRANT,

EX-PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FOR THE PURPOSE

OF COMMEMORATING HIS

GREATNESS BY

LI HUNG CHANG,

GUARDIAN OF THE PRINCE

GRAND SECRETARY OF STATE

EARL OF THE FIRST ORDER.

YANG YU

ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY

AND MINISTER

PLENIPOTENTIARY OF CHINA,

VICE-PRESIDENT

OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS

KWANG HSU 23RD YEAR,

4TH MOON, MAY 1 897



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TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN



CYRUS CLARK
I 830- I 909

RIVERSIDE PARK OPPOSITE 82ND STREET

ARTIST
HENRY KIRKE BUSH-BROWN

1857-

Bronze tablet placed on west side of a rock which is
approached by rough steps and a winding path. On upper
part is a portrait in low relief surrounded by a wreath. In
upper left corner is the date 1830, and on the corresponding
right corner the date 1909.

signed: H. K. BUSH-BROWN I9II ]

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INSCRIPTION

CYRUS CLARK |

A MEMORIAL
OF HIS MANY YEARS DEVOTION i

TO THE INTERESTS
OF THE WEST SIDE

FROM \

THE WEST END ASSOCIATION ]

HIS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS I

Given to the City in 191 1. ;



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TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

LOUIS FITZGERALD

I 838-1 908

SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT ARMORY

ARTISTS

HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT

1866-

HENRY BERING, SCULPTOR

1874-

A BRONZE tablet 4 feet 3 inches high by 4 feet wide, in
upper part of which is a portrait in low relief below which
is the following

INSCRIPTION

IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF

LOUIS FITZGERALD

BORN MAY 31, 1838 — DIED OCTOBER 6, I908

ENLISTED AS PRIVATE IN 7TH REGIMENT DECEMBER 30, 1 857.

SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR AS LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN OF

VOLUNTEERS, 1861-1865. PROMOTED FOR GALLANTRY AT

BULL RUN 1 861 AND AT FAIR OAKS 1 862. ADJUTANT AND

LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN 7TH REGIMENT 1867-1882.

BRIGADIER GENERAL N. G. N. Y. 1882-1897.

GALLANT SOLDIER MAN OF AFFAIRS LOYAL FRIEND

THIS TABLET IS PLACED IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRIGADE

WHICH HE COMMANDED BY THOSE W'HO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

SERVING AS MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF

Given to the City in 1910.



DAVID GRAHAM

COUNTY COURT HOUSE, ROOM 2l6

ARTIST
UNKNOWN

An oval marble plaque, with portrait in low relief.

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WASHINGTON IRVING

I 783-1 859

AMERICAN HISTORIAN, ESSAYIST AND NOVELIST
WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL, MAIN ENTRANCE

ARTIST

VICTOR D. BRENNER
187I-

A BRONZE tablet, about 3 feet square, in upper centre of
which is a medallion portrait in high rehef, on the left of
which is the date 1783 and on the right 1859.

signed: v. D. BRENNER, SC, MCMXII

INSCRIPTION

ERECTED BY

THE SAINT NICHOLAS SOCIETY OF THE CITY

OF NEW YORK

IN APPRECIATION OF

WASHINGTON IRVING

HIS CHARACTER — HIS GENIUS — AND HIS SERVICES

AS A FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY

Given to the City in 191 2.



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JAPANESE TABLET

ARTISTS
TOKYO FINE ART SCHOOL

A BRONZE tablet, 4 feet by 5 feet, representing in low-
relief a branch of a cherry tree in blossom on which is placed
a panel about 3 feet by 4 feet, on the upper part of which
is shown a garden with Grant's Tomb in the background.

INSCRIPTION

SEPTEMBER 25, 1909
TO GENERAL STEWART L. WOODFORD,
PRESIDENT,

HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION COMMISSION

DEAR sir:

YOUR HONORABLE COMMISSION AND THE GOVERNMENT OF YOUR GREAT
CITY HAVING GRACIOUSLY SIGNIFIED TO THE UNDERSIGNED COMMITTEE
OF JAPANESE RESIDENTS THEIR PLEASURE IN PERMITTING US TO TAKE
PART IN THE MOMENTOUS HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION BY ACCEPTING
OUR OFFERING OF TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED CHERRY TREES FROM JAPAN TO
BE PLANTED ALONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE RIVERSIDE DRIVE, WE
BEG HEREBY TO TENDER THEM TO YOU IN THE FULLEST AND WARMEST
SPIRIT OF AFFECTION, GRATITUDE AND GOOD-WILL.

WHAT THE CHERRY TREE IS TO JAPAN WE WOULD WISH IT TO SYMBOLIZE
TO YOU, THE EVER-LIVING SPIRIT OF THE LAND BRINGING WITH EVERY
SPRING A WORLD OF BLOSSOM AND JOY. ALONG THE BANKS OF THE
MIGHTY STREAM WHOSE DISCOVERER AND FIRST STEAM NAVIGATOR WE
CELEBRATE TO-DAY, AND AROUND THE TOMB OF GENERAL GRANT, WHOSE
MEMORY WE OF JAPAN HOLD DEAR, MAY THE RIVER OF JAPANESE BLOOMS
FLOW YEAR AFTER YEAR A FLOWERING WITNESS TO ALL TIME OF OUR
AFFECTION FOR NEW YORK AND THE UNITED STATES.

WE THANK YOU AND THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES FOR THE PRECIOUS
PRIVILEGE OF TAKING THIS HUMBLE PART IN THE GREAT AND HISTORIC
CELEBRATION, AND FEELINGLY SUBSCRIBE OURSELVES.

KOKICHI MIDZUNO
JOKICHI TAKAMINE
RIOICHIRO ARAI
DAIJIRO USHIKUBO
KIKUSABURO FUKUI
COMMITTEE OF JAPANESE RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK



Given to the City in 1912.

See illustration facing page 100.



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TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

JOHN JASPER

BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING, VESTIBULE

ARTIST
CHARLES R. LAMB

A BRONZE tablet 3 feet by 4 feet 9 inches on the upper
portion of which is a portrait of the subject in high rehef;
below which is the following

INSCRIPTION

IN HONOR OF

JOHN JASPER

CITY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 1879-1896

A PUPIL OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A GRADUATE

OF THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

WHO GAVE FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

TO THE SCHOOLS OF THE CITY AS TEACHER

PRINCIPAL AND SUPERINTENDENT

MCMXVII

Given to the City in 191 7.



ABRAHAM LINCOLN

I 809-1 865

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1 86 1 -65
WASHINGTON IRVING HIGH SCHOOL, ENTRANCE HALL

ARTIST

VICTOR D. BRENNER

187I-



A PORTRAIT tablet 33 inches square. On small plate ,

below is the j

INSCRIPTION ;

A NEIGHBORHOOD GIFT

FROM ;

MRS. AUGUST LEWIS

Given to the City in 191 5. 1

102 j



TABLETS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

IDA B. LINDHEIMER

PUBLIC SCHOOL 38 ENTRANCE

ARTISTS
J. AND R. LAMB

A MARBLE tablet on which branches of laurel In low relief
surround the following

INSCRIPTION

IN

LOVING MEMORY

OF

IDA B. LINDHEIMER

1900 — PRINCIPAL — 1 9 14

A TRIBUTE FROM THE TEACHERS

OF PUBLIC SCHOOL 38

A. D. I917

Given to the City in 191 7.

SOPHIE J. NICOLAI

NEW YORK TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS

ARTIST
VICTOR D. BRENNER

187I-

A BRONZE tablet 23 inches by 34 inches on which is de-
picted in high relief the figure of a young girl dancing.

INSCRIPTION

FOR THEY HEAR THE
WIND LAUGH AND MURMUR

AND SING OF A LAND

WHERE EVEN THE OLD ARE

FAIR AND EVEN THE WISE

ARE MERRY OF TONGUE

IN HONOR OF SOPHIE J. NICOLAI, DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL


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