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Model of Flagpole Base, Alfred E. Smith Memorial

n.d., cast posthumously Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze height: 9 in. (22.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1971.15 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

This is a small model of the flagpole base in the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Park in Manhattan. As governor of New York, Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944) made many improvements to the city's Lower East Side, including the development of parkland and low-cost housing. The park was opened in 1950 and included two other monuments to the governor. The animals in this piece, native to the state before colonial settlement, symbolize Smith's love of conservation.

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Animal - bear

Animal - deer

Monument - memorial - Smith

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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