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Thorfinn Karlsefni (1918) by Einar Jonsson

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Thorfinn Karlsefni was said to have visited America’s shores as early as 1004. J. Bunford Samuel invited the Icelandic artist, Einar Jonsson, to create a sculpture of the icelandic hero.

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Cowboy (1908) by Frederic Remington

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Installed in 1908, this sculpture by Frederic Remington is one of the country’s earliest examples of a site-specific work.

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Ellen Philips Samuel Memorial (1933-61) Various artists

39.973488, -75.190790

This memorial, emblematic of American history, includes three terraces and seventeen sculptures that were commissioned over a period of thirty years.

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General Ulysses S. Grant (1897) by Daniel Chester French and Edward C. Potter

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This sculpture, which depicts General Grant surveying a battlefield, was dedicated on April 27, 1899 to coincide with the 77th anniversary of Grant's birth.

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James A. Garfield Monument (1895) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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Following the assassination of James A. Garfield in 1881, the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) established a fund to commission a fitting memorial.

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Abraham Lincoln (1871) by Randolph Rogers

39.969574, -75.184473

Created by sculptor Randolph Rogers and installed in 1871, President Abraham Lincoln is memorialized here sitting with a quill pen in hand, signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

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The Medicine Man (1899) by Cyrus E. Dallin

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"The Medicine Man" is one of four American Indian sculptures designed by the artist.

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The Pilgrim (1904) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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"The Pilgrim" is a replica of Saint-Gaudens' "The Puritan" located in Springfiled, MA, but with changes to the dress and facial features.

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Playing Angels (1950) by Carl Milles

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Installed in 1972, the work of Swedish-born artist Carl Milles are casts from a group of five originals from the Millesgarden in Stockholm, where they overlook that city’s harbor.

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Stoneage in America (1887) by John J. Boyle

39.971971, -75.190228

Commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art), "Stone Age in America" was relocated in 1985 to a site on Kelly Drive to correlate with other sculptures "emblematic" of American history.

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