Statue on pedestal. The statue is copied after the statue in Genua
Christopher P. George wrote about this monument:
"According to Francis F. Beirne in his 1951 The Amiable Baltimoreans, for many years, our city's Italian community had an ambiguous relationship with de Paulmier's monument, apparently because a local legend held that the obelisk was not really a monument to the discoverer Christopher Columbus at all but was in honor of a horse of the same name! Whether the community's neglect of the monument stemmed from this reason, or simply that they preferred a lifelike representation of the explorer, a new Columbus statue was dedicated on October 12, 1892 in Druid Hill Park which became the focus of the annual celebration of Columbus."
This monument on postcards
Sources & Information
- Christopher P. George, Three Centuries of City Monuments Honor Columbus, no longer on-line.
- J.M. Dickey, Christopher Columbus and his Monument Columbia (1892), p. 78.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location N 39°19'9" W 76°38'30"
Item Code: usmd02;
Added: 11 October 2000
/ Photograph: 11 October 2000
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