Friday, December 10, 2010

The Soldiers and Sailors

Frieze on the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, built to commemorate the 4,000 Hartford men who fought and the 400 Hartford men who died in the Civil War. The central allegorical female is a representation of Hartford, surrounded by her citizens, welcoming her warriors home from the war. Note the caduceus, laurel wreaths and Hartford's sword and shield with the hart iconography.

The exceptional center shield designed by the Boston Terra Cotta Company, again with a hart, the sun, and the motto Post Nubila Pheobus.

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