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Aero Memorial to World War I Aviators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
by Paul Manship (click name for more of that artist's work)

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Aero Memorial World War I
1917-1918

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Foreground: Aero Memorial
Background: All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers & Sailors

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Aero Memorial 1948
Paul Manship (1885-1966)
Shaped like a celestial sphere, this gilded bronze sculpture is dedicated to Pennsylvania aviators who died in World War I. The outer structure suggests an astronomical instrument, and the figures illustrate signs of the zodiac. Sculptor Paul Manship also created Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square and Prometheus at New York's Rockefeller Center.

First proposed during World War I by the Aero Club of Pennsylvania, the memorial was commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association. It was donated to the City of Philadelphia in 1950.

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Medium: Bronze
Artist:
Paul Manship (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: World War I
Location: 20th St & Franklin Pkway (Logan Square near the Franklin Inst) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 75009257 (dcMem ID #6569 )

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