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Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument Avenue and Cedar Street, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914

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Summary:Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument Avenue and Cedar Street, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "Jefferson Davis Monument (Monument Ave. and Cedar St.), Richmond, Va. This imposing monument, the work of Valentine, is remarkable for its symbolical character, as well as its artistic beauty. Standing upon a base of native granite is the portrait figure of the first and only President of the C.S.A. His right hand is outstretched in eloquent appeal to the Future while his left hand rests upon the open book of History. In the rear is a graceful peristyle, with appropriate inscriptions upon its architrave. In the center rises a lofty column, surmounted by an allegorical figure, representing the 'Spirit of the South' at the feet of which is the inscription 'Deo Vindice' (God will vindicate)."
Provider:Louis Kaufmann and Sons
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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