City of Tontitown 325 E. Henri de Toni Boulevard Tontitown Arkansas 72770
1998. Dedicated Aug. 9, 1998
State of Arkansas, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 2000.
Image on file.
(Front of sculpture:) ITALIAN IMMIGRANT (Rear of sculpture:) K BLACK 98/1 of 1/HOKA (Front of base:) TO HONOR/OUR ANCESTORS AND/REV. PIETRO BANDINI/WHO SETTLED THIS/COMMUNITY IN 1898/TONTITOWN ARKANSAS/DEDICATED ON 100TH ANNIVERSARY/AUGUST 9, 1988 (West side of base:) ORIGINAL IMMIGRANTS/1898/SETTLER WIFE CHILDREN (South side of base:) IMMIGRANTS/1898-1910/YEAR SETTLER WIFE CHILDREN/(long list of names) (East side of base:) ORIGINAL IMMIGRANTS/1898/SETTLER WIFE CHILDREN/(long list of names) signed Founder's mark appears.
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A male Italian immigrant in rumpled suit, carrying his hat in proper left hand over heart, with suitcase marked "Antonio" in his proper right hand.
Figure male--Full length
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums