Friday, February 25, 2011

The Bartholdi Fountain

Bartholdi Fountain

Published by The American News Company

Postcard Caption:
The Bartholdi Fountain is situated in the center of the Botanical Gardens. It is the work of the French sculptor, Auguste Bartholdi, famed for his Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. This fountain was exhibited and greatly admired at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876.
Due to its condition, the fountain has not be operated in some time, but restoration is ongoing, according to the U.S. capitol's website. Although Bartholdi set a purchase price at $12,000, Congress paid only $6,000 for it in 1877.

Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday!


Mark S. said...

Some postcards were created with little thought given to their aesthetic appeal, but others, like this one, have a composition that presents the subject in a genuinely pleasing manner. This card is nice!

Christine H. said...

You an Mark are both posting cards of botanical gardens, fountains, and reflecting pools. I love it. As I commented on Mark's posts though, every pool like this only makes me think of ice skating right now.

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