Fort Worth, TX
Photograph - Digital Photograph
No, not THAT Bigfoot. But a 19 foot statue needs a big foot. This is the foot of Thomas Jefferson's statue at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. The 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's other writings, some of which are seen in the background. The construction of the memorial was spurred on by FDR who was an admirer of Jefferson. Construction began in 1938 and was officially dedicated in April 13,1943 on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birthday.At that time, the statue had not yet been finished. Due to material shortages during World War II, the statue that was installed at the time was a plaster cast painted to look like bronze. The finished bronze statue was installed in 1947, having been cast by the Roman Bronze Company of New York..
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April 15th, 2013
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