William Seward and Harriet Tubman Statue

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Dublin Core

Title

William Seward and Harriet Tubman Statue

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Antislavery movements--United States
Northeastern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Underground Railroad
Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Life-size statue of William Seward and Harriet Tubman standing on Mohawk Valley ordovician dolostone inside a garden bed. Seward stands with a cane in his right hand and his left arm around the back of Tubman. He wears nineteenth-century clothing including a jacket, vest, and pants. Tubman gestures with her right hand and carries a walking stick in her left hand. She wears a bodice and skirt. Draped across her chest is a sack with the end of a revolver visible.

Creator

Benedict, Dexter

Source

Photographs by Renée Ater

Date

Dedication: May 17, 2019

Contributor

Board of Trustees of the Schenectady County Public Library; Frank Wicks, Carl George, and Twitty Styles of Union College; and Community Members (for a complete donor list, see https://www.tubmansewardstatue.org/.

Rights

Unsure

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Karen B. Johnson Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, New York, 12305, United States

Has Part

Bronze plaque:
William Seward 1801-1872
Harriet Tubman 1822-1913
Leaders Freedom Diversity Friendship
"By the People for the People"
Abraham Lincoln
Mohawk Valley Ordovician Dolostone
2019
Sculptor/Caster Dexter Benedict

Extent

Unknown

Medium

Bronze; Mohawk Valley ordovician dolostone

Bibliographic Citation

Williams, Stephen. "Statue of Tubman and Seward Unveiled at Library." The Daily Gazette News, May 17, 2019. Accessed September 30, 2019. https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/05/17/statue-of-tubman-and-seward-unveiled-at-library.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Citation

Benedict, Dexter, “William Seward and Harriet Tubman Statue,” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed December 16, 2019, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1185.

Item Relations

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