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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Charles Sumner (Whitney)

Date:
1900
Exhibit Description:
Statue of Charles Sumner by Anne Whitney, 1900, located in General MacArthur Square near Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. The design for the sculpture had originally been submitted for a competition in Boston and had won. However, when the organizers found out the sculptor was a woman, they rejected her design and chose the install the statue designed by the runner up (this statue is now located in the Boston Public Garden). Whitney's friends later arranged to have the sculpture placed outside Harvard Yard. Photograph taken August 2017.
Attribution:
Whitney, Anne
Exhibit Tags:
Charles Sumner, sculptures, and Cambridge