Philadelphia Public Art

Thorfinn Karlsefni

Thorfinn Karlsefni
Einar Jonsson, 1918
* Statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni
* standing person, helmet, sword and shield, carved people, words
* Was on Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row. Forcibly removed and toppled into the river, October 2nd, 2018. The statue had become an annual gathering site for Nazis on Leif Erikson day.
* inscription:
Following Leif Erikson's discovery of North America in 1003, Thorfinn Karlsefni, with 165 men and 35 women established a settlement which lasted 3 years, and his son Snorri was born in North America.
Leif Erikson society of Pennsylvania
Scandanavian Craft Club of Philadelphia
October 9, 1976
* 39.970190,-75.190050 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+The Einar Jonsson Museum's Thorfinn Karlsefni page