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Year: 1957

The Spirit of Enterprise
Jacques Lipchitz, 1950 - 1960
* Quote from Theodore Roosevelt
* big eagle, snake, person leaning forward
* inscription: Our nation glorious in youth and strength looks into the future with fearless and eager eyes as vigorous as a young man to run a race. -Theodore Roosevelt
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973600,-75.190875 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page
+wikipedia.org's Theodore Roosevelt page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Antillean Couple
Agustin Cardenas, 1957
* big abstract standing people
* Southwest corner 36th and Sansom.
* 39.953850,-75.194780 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Agustin Cardenas page




John Paul Jones
Walker Hancock, 1957
* Statue of John Paul Jones
* standing person, hat, telescope, sword
* inscription:
1747-1792.
Sailor and diplomat, commander of squadrons.
Against desperate odds, his own ship afire and sinking, he defeated the British man-of-war Serapis and established our power upon the seas.
He gave our Navy its first traditions of heroism and victory.
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial. On the hill, South side of Kelly Drive, West of 26th.
* 39.967050,-75.182625 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's John Paul Jones page
+John Paul Jones @ SeacoastNH.com




Mr. Baseball
Harry Rosin, 1957
* Statue of Connie Mack
* standing person, piece of paper (scorecard?)
* Originally at Connie Mack Stadium. Moved to the entrance to Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004.
* inscription:
Connie Mack's Sportsman's Creed
I promise to play the game to the best of my ability at all times.
I will always play to win. But if I lose I will never look for excuses which would detract from my opponent's victory.
I will always abide by the rules of the game on the diamond as well as in my daily life.
I will never gloat in victory or pity myself in defeat.
I will judge a teammate as an individual and never on the basis of his race or religion.
* East side of the parking lot East of Broad and North of Pattison.
* 39.906160,-75.168450 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1957 picture of this piece outside Connie Mack Stadium
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+wikipedia.org Connie Mack page




Three Bar Russian Cross
1957
* Symbol of Jesus
* 3 bar cross, moon and stars
* Over the entrance. Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady. South side of Brandywine, West of 20th.
* 39.964300,-75.170975 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady