Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lincoln Park [A Signal of Peace - by Cyrus Edwin Dallin]..

A Signal of Peace..
By Cyrus Edwin Dallin
1890, installed: 1894
Location: Lincoln Park..
north of the entrace to Diversy Harbor..
A Siox Chief on his pony, with a spear high abopve his head, giving a peace signal, recognized by Native Americans. It was exhibited in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It was bought by Judge Lambert Treee, who donated it to Lincoln Park. In a letter to Lincoln Park commissioners Tree explained that he wanted a public memorial foir the Indians because.."It is evident there is no future for them, except that they may exist as memory in a sculptor's bronze or stone or a painter's canvas"
[Ref: A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture
by Ira J. Bach and Mary Lackritz Gray..]

I am not very fond of ti's placement though.

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