Columbus Memorial Fountain in front of Union Station

Columbus Memorial Fountain in front of Union Station Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 257122
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: W. B. Garrison, Inc
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Is situated on the Union Station Plaza. It is semicircular 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." Indian portraying the New World and on the right side the figure of a partriarchal 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 enormous lions. Dedicated June the 8th, 1912. Sculptor, Lorado Taft. Cost, $100,000
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