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Sculptor:
Leimbach, Auguste 1882-1965  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: granite; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Daughters of the American Revolution Washington County Chapter 264 North Avenue Washington Pennsylvania 15301
Located Route 40, Across from Nemacolin Country Club, 15 miles west of Washington Washington Pennsylvania
Date:
1928. Copyrighted 1928. Dedicated Dec. 8, 1928. Rededicated June 23, 1990
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(Front of base:) MADONNA OF THE TRAIL (Front of base:) (DAR Symbol) N.S.D.A.R. MEMORIAL/TO THE/PIONEER MOTHERS/OF THE/COVERED WAGON DAYS. (On side of base, incised:) ERECTED IN/NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT/IN WASHINGTON COUNTY./PENNSYLVANIA/THE OLDEST COUNTY WEST OF/THE ALLEGHENY MOUNTAINS/NAMED FOR THE FATHER/OF OUR COUNTRY (On other side of base, incised:) ON THIS HISTORIC SPOT/THE HUNTING GROUND/OF THE FRIENDLY INDIAN/NEMACOLIN/THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED AND DEDICATED/TO THE MEMORY OF OUR PIONEER MOTHERS unsigned
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Summary:
A full-length, standing female figure, in pioneer clothing, with a long dress, boots, a sunbonnet, and a shawl. In her proper left arm she holds an infant and in her proper right hand she holds the top of the barrel of a rifle, the butt of which rests on the ground. A little boy is at her side, with his proper left hand on the rifle and his proper right hand holding the front of her dress. At the figures' feet is a bed of cactus and large leaves.
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Dress--Historic--Pioneer Dress  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Allegory--Life--Womanhood  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000521
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328450