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Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument Avenue and Davis Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944

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Summary:Jefferson Davis Monument, Monument Avenue and Davis Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944. Caption reads: "Jefferson Davis Monument. This imposing monument, the work of Valentine, is remarkable for its symbolic 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)." Postcard number: 60410.
Provider:Richmond News Company
Tichnor Brothers, Inc.
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: 1921-1930
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
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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