Administered by Elbert County Board of Education 50 Laurel Drive Elberton Georgia 30635
Located Elbert County Middle School 45 Forest Avenue Elberton Georgia 30635
Dedicated March 28, 1954
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Georgia survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Monumental News-Review (May 1954).
(Front of sculpture, below bust, incised lettering:) URSINA/BARBARA/STAHNKE/1935/1953/SHE CAME TO US UNKNOWN/FROM HAMBURG, GERMANY/AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT/SPONSORED BY THE ELBERTON/KIWANIS CLUB./IN THE SHORT TIME GOD/PERMITTED HER TO STAY/WITH US SHE CAPTURED/ALL OF OUR HEARTS AND/LOVE./(Lower:) SHE IS NOT DEAD...THE CHILD OF OUR AFFECTION.../BUT GONE UNTO THAT SCHOOL/WHERE SHE NO LONGER NEEDS OUR PROTECTION,/AND CHRIST HIMSELF DOTH RULE./LONGELLOW unsigned
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A circular, bas-relief bust-length portrait of Ursina Barbara Stahnke in proper right profile with her hair pulled back. The bust is on the upper front of an inscribed stele, mounted upon a short, rectangular base.