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Make Way For Ducklings

Juergen Roth

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East Tilbury, Es - United Kingdom

Congratulations on your sale.

Silute, Si - Lithuania

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Altadena, CA - United States

Lovely photo, Juergen. Congrats on your sale. Voted.

Colorado Springs, CO - United States

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NAMPA, ID - United States

cute!! Nice work!!

B.S., MO - United States

Congrats Juergen! :)

Haddam, CT - United States

Congrats on the sale, Juergen.

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Toronto, ON - Canada

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Christchurch, E9 - New Zealand

Juergen ,Congrats on your great sale, Beautiful work. !!

B.S., MO - United States

Congrats Juergen! :)

Albany, OR - United States

Ohmygosh, this is adorable! What a perfect title, too! Congratulations, Juergen. You've made a buyer from Florida very happy!

Greensboro, NC - United States

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Brookline, MA - United States

Thanks for commenting on my Make Way for the Ducklings photography picture and its recent sale everybody. Especially like to thank the art collector from San Fransisco, CA ~ hope you enjoy this photo print for many years to come! My best, Juergen

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Toledo, OR - United States

Great artwork.....

Binghamton, NY - United States

Wonderful image, congratulations on your sale Juergen!

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Colorado Springs, CO - United States

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Greensboro, NC - United States

Wonderful, Juergen, congrats on your sale!!

Selah, WA - United States

Awesome work Congrats

B.S., MO - United States

Congrats Juergen! What a fun one! :)

Myrtle Beach, SC - United States

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Clarence, NY - United States

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Greensboro, NC - United States

Congrats on your sale, Juergen!!

B.S., MO - United States

Congrats Juergen! :)

Toronto, ON - Canada

So cute for "The Marching Ducklings"!

Livonia, Mi - United States

Congratulations on the sale of your photo of this iconic Boston sculpture, Juergen.

Dade City, FL - United States

Congratulations Juergen.

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

Congratulations! Really like this, good composition and color, can see why the buyer liked this one, and there may be more, as their friends see your Artwork !

BS, It - Italy

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Brookline, MA - United States

Thanks so very much for commenting all ... glad you like this Boston landmark photography image of the ducklings! Greetings, Juergen

Berlin - Germany

! Super / well framed :)

Monroe, CT - United States

Very cute!! Vtd

Tampa, FL - United States

Too cute, Juergen! Definitely a VF.

Chagrin Falls, OH - United States

A great shot! And love all the wonderful information and story behing the sculptures. v/f

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A favorite Boston landmark and tourist attraction for young and old, this bronze sculpture by Nancy Sch�n was created in 1987 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Boston Public Garden. It pays tribute to Robert McCloskey�s popular children book, written in 1941, about a family of ducks who make their home here. To reach the lagoon in the Public Garden, Mrs. Mallard, the mother duck, leads her babies across a series of dangerous streets assisted by a friendly police officer. Because of the story�s close association with Boston, no replicas exist in other cities, with the exception of an installation in Gorky Park in Moscow at the request of Russian First Lady Raisa Gorbachev.
From Wikipedia: Make Way for Ducklings, published in 1941, was McCloskey's second book and was the winner of the Caldecott Medal in 1942. In his acceptance speech, McCloskey explained his motivation for the story. While attending the Vesper George Art School in the early 1930s, he would spend time in the Public Garden feeding the ducks. After some time away, he returned to Boston to paint a mural and created a draft of the book after inspiration from May Massee. To better illustrate the story, McCloskey spent time at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, visited an ornithologist, and eventually brought home for models six ducklings to live in his studio at 280 West 12th Street, apartment 4C in New York's West Village.
The Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States. Grey helped marshal political resistance to a number of Boston City Council attempts to sell the land in question, finally settling the issue of devoting it to the Public Garden in 1856. The Act establishing use of the land was submitted to the voters on 26 April 1856 where it passed with only 99 dissents. In October 1859 Alderman Crane submitted the detailed plan for the Garden to the Committee on the Common and Public Squares and received approval. Construction began quickly on the property, with the lake being finished that year and the wrought iron fence surrounding the perimeter erected in 1862. Today the north side of the lake has a small island, but it originally was a peninsula, connected to the land. The site became so popular with lovers that John Galvin, the city forester, decided to sever the connection with the land. The 24 acres (97,000 m2) landscape, which was once a salt marsh, was designed by George F. Meacham. The paths and flower beds were laid out by the city engineer, James Slade and the forester, John Galvin. The plan for the garden included a number of fountains and statues. The first statue erected was that of Edward Everett by William Wetmore Story in November 1867 on the north part of the Garden near Beacon Street. The bronze statue of George Washington by Thomas Ball which dominates the west side of the park was dedicated on 3 July 1869. The signature suspension bridge over the middle of the lake was erected in 1867. The Public Garden is managed jointly between the Mayor's Office, The Parks Department of the City of Boston, and the non-profit Friends of the Public Garden. it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its largest city, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was named Boston by early settlers from Boston, Lincolnshire in England. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper, covering 48.43 square miles (125.43 square km), had an estimated population of 625,087 in 2011 according to the U.S. Census, making it the 21st largest in the country. Boston is also the anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 7.6 million people, making it the fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.
In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded the city on the Shawmut Peninsula.[16] During the late 18th century, Boston was the location of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several early battles of the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston, occurred within the city and surrounding areas. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the peninsula. After American independence was attained Boston became a major shipping port and manufacturing center, and its rich history helps attract many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million every year. The city was the site of several firsts, including the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), and the first subway system in the United States (1897). With many colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is an international center of higher education and a center for medicine. The city's economic base includes research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. As a result, the city is a leading finance center, ranking 12th in the Z/Yen top 20 Global Financial Centers. The city was also ranked number one for innovation, both globally and in North America, for a variety of reasons. Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, though it remains high on world livability rankings, ranking third in the US and 36th globally.


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