America’s monuments tell us something about the people who view the monuments, as well as informing us about the people or events the monuments commemorate.
With statues of brass, for example, if people touch the statute in the same place, repeatedly, the brass is brighter at that spot. At Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield, Illinois, the bust by Gutzon Borglum has a shiny nose, where thousands — or millions — have touched his nose.
Look at her hands, showing the bright brass history of people reaching out to touch her.
Touring and sight-seeing (and site-seeing) continue today on our Teaching American History grant studies tour of Washington. Blogging will be light, apologies. Much, much to talk about.
- Eleanor Roosevelt (time.com)
- Eleonor Roosevelt (milenanik3.wordpress.com)
- Eleonor Roosevelt (abbuni.wordpress.com)
- Newstalgia Reference Room – Eleanor Roosevelt Addresses The 1956 Democratic Convention. (crooksandliars.com)