Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Sabbath School Children of the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, (sculpture)
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located National Mall Adjacent to 14th Street, between Constitution Avenue, N.W. & Independence Avenue, S.W Washington District of Columbia
1853. Installed 1889
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 190.
The stone is carved in relief with an emblem depicting an open Bible incised with: SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES-SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME AND FORBID THEM NOT OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOLD. (Luke XVII V. 16) on the left page, and on the right page: TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO, AND WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT (Proverbs XXII V. 6). Surrounding the emblem of the Bible is an inscription carved in relief.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums