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Sculptor:
Cooper, Charles O. 1911-  Search this
Assistant:
Halstead, William  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: rough stone and mortar
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Hilldale - Talcott Ruritan Club c/o Dillons Supperette Talcott West Virginia 24981
Located John Henry Memorial Park West Virginia Highway 3, between Hillsdale and Talcott Talcott West Virginia 24981
Date:
Dedicated Dec. 1972
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, West Virginia survey, 1992.
Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV), Dec. 29, 1972, pg. 1B.
Summary:
John Henry at work on the railroad. He stands with his feet apart and toes turned in slightly, arms bent at elbows. He holds a sledge hammer in his hands, the right hand near the head of the hammer and the left hand near the base of the handle. He is muscular and wears trousers but no shirt. His hands are oversized. He stands on a rectangular base of rough stones and mortar, with a plaque on the front. Around the top of the base, below John Henry's feet, is a spiked guardrail.
Topic:
Literature--Character--John Henry  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Object--Tool--Hammer  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAS WV000054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310900