Statue of Columbus with his right hand on a ship's wheel and a telescope in his proper left hand. He wears the clothing of his period, with buckle shoes.
Christopher Columbus was one of the
most successful persons who ever lived.
More than a mariner, he was a visionary.
It was his vision that led him to his
discovery. Today, 500 years later,
his vision is still alive.
(On back of base:
To Commemorate the
500th Anniversary of
The Discovery of America
by Christopher Columbus
"In Honor of our Heritage"
Knights of Columbus
Sons of Italy
Knights in the Birmingham, Ala., area plan to erect a 12-foot statue of Christopher Columbus on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Joseph Bruno Sr., a member of Robert J. Oliver Sr. Council 635 in Birmingham, won the university's permission to put the statue on the grounds of International House.
Sources & Information
- "Quincentennial events held," in Columbia, magazine of the Knights of Columbus, July 1992. Sent to me by Greg Ciesielski, member of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society (February 2004).
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
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