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Designer:
Galli, P. E.  Search this
Carver:
Cecchini, Richard 1903-1981  Search this
Design firm:
Dixie Granite Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Dixie Blue Granite  Search this
Harmony Blue Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Stahnke, Ursina Barbara  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Elberton blue granite; Base: Elberton blue granite
Culture:
German  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Stele
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Elbert County Board of Education 50 Laurel Drive Elberton Georgia 30635
Located Elbert County Middle School 45 Forest Avenue Elberton Georgia 30635
Date:
Dedicated March 28, 1954
Notes:
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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Summary:
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.
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
Literature--Longfellow  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000395
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333031