Full-length standing figure of Christopher Columbus, dressed in long coat, with chain necklace. He holds a folded document in his proper right hand; his proper left hand points out to the side. Nautical elements (rope, anchor and chain) are at his feet. He stands atop a rectangular base decorated with incised sailing ship and flanked by two eagles on world globes, all part of a larger exedra setting.
this plaque is placed to commemorate the
500th anniversary of the voyages of
christopher columbus. his dedication and
unyielding commitment initiated the merging
of the cultures of the old and the new
worlds; thereby changing forever the course
and history of mankind.
october 12, 1931
restoration and preservation project
columbus memorial association of st. paul
On the bench:
erected by the people of
the state of minnesota vnder the avspices
of the colvmbvs memorial association
from last will of colvmbvs
siendo yo nacido en genova
as a native of genova
Brioschi - Lentelli / sculptors
Donated by the Minnesota State Federation of Italian American Clubs
This monument on stamps
Cover send on the occasion of the dedication of the Saint Paul statue, 12 October 1931. Greg adds the comment "What is weird though is why would a person spend the money for airmail when it was going to himself in the same city? This was the depression era and money was tight."
- Carlo Brioschi (1879-1941),
Italian-American sculptor, lived since 1909 in St. Paul, Minn., where he founded the Brioschi-Minuti Company, an architectural sculpture and ornamental plaster company. Succeeded by his son Amerigo Brioschi
- Leo Lentelli (1879-1961),
Sources & Information
- NIAF, Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
- Twin Cities, Start Seeing Art.
Location (N 44°57'15" - W 93°6'3")
Item Code: usmn02;
Added: 1 April 2000
/ Photograph: 23 October 2010
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