Columbus Memorial. Parade At Unveiling, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing.

Columbus Memorial. Parade At Unveiling, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing.

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Columbus Memorial. Parade At Unveiling, 1912. [The Columbus Fountain, also known as the Columbus Memorial, was unveiled in Washington, D.C. in 1912. It was designed by Lorado Taft. Shown here is a tableau vivant on a carnival float pulled by horses, which formed part of the unveiling celebrations. The scene is the 'Departure of (Christopher) Columbus' from Spain for the New World. He is portrayed - wearing velvet - in a rowing boat. Behind is Union Station, with the inscription: 'He that would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him. So it is in travelling. A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge'].

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  1. Harris & Ewing, attributed to: American: Photographer, photography company, photography studio
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  1. George W. Harris: : Photographer
  2. Martha Ewing: American: Photographer
  3. Christopher Columbus: Italian, Spanish: Navigator, explorer

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  1. Glass negatives. gmgpc
  2. Still image

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World North and Central America United States District of Columbia Washington

  1. 38 53 00 N , 077 02 00 W

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 9032x6527
File Size : 57,571kb


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