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Started by patches , Apr 09 2012 10:13 AM

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#21 gunbarrel

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

Thought you might enjoy this photo taken on Armistice Day in NYC sometime in the 1930's.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Thank you for adding Gunbarrel, any other members feel free to add all NYC related WWI memorials.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

What could a gallerie of WWI monuments in the Greater New York area be without the inclusion of one of most famous ? the memorial to Lieutnant Colonel, later Colonel, Father, Francis Duffy, Chaplain of the 69th New York Infantry/ 165th Infantry, 42nd Division. The statue is located in the center of Times Square. The bottom photo is taken I believe at the very first Armistice Day ceromony conducted at the site, this being November 11 1937, the statue itself was unveiled the previous May, during the unveiling it was blessed by the Archbishop of New York Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes, in the presence of not only the 165th Infantry, who marched crosstown from their armory, but veterans not only of the old 165th from the war, but vets far and wide. The soldiers present could be from the 165th Infantry NYNG, but could also be from a number of units that could be found in NYC, like the 16th Infantry, 1st Division, over on Governers Island's Fort Jay.


Did you take a photo of the George M Cohan memorial just opposite of Father Duffy in Times Square? I was just admiring the Father Duffy memorial, sitting on the steps behind it. Thanks for posting these photos!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Did you take a photo of the George M Cohan memorial just opposite of Father Duffy in Times Square? I was just admiring the Father Duffy memorial, sitting on the steps behind it. Thanks for posting these photos!

Rob


No, these are not personal photos but ones I searched for on line.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

And more, the one with the shrouded angel, is in the Bronx. This one has a eerie quality to it. The sculpting of the angel's head is worthy of the Renaissance Masters in the way it catches the veil and the face under it. Like most monuments of all types in areas of NYC that came under Jungle Rule in the 70s, this one, as you can see has been vandalised, it was also covered in grafitti, but was cleaned up in the 90s.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

This one is in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

In Hell's Kitchen.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Washington Heightrs, Inwood, Manhattan.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Here a small one, this is right down the road from me, Named after Private Frank C Prokop, Ridgewood Queens New York, Died of Wounds. Unfortanately I can not find the unit he was in or date of action when he was hit, I just spent 15 to 20 minutes cruising around and came up with nothing as of yet. I will update if unit is found. I did however find a site that list ALL New York State's WW dead, this is where I found Prokop's Rank and catogory of death, DOW. I will post this site in the other forums.

This stone is on a very small traffic island at the intersection of a very heavily traveled FORK and for years and years has remained unscathed, but in the link posted, you will see, it that it has had some rough times in recent years, it however as I write, back up and still standing tall.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

Thought you might enjoy this photo taken on Armistice Day in NYC sometime in the 1930's.

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Surprised no one noticed, but the honor guard is carrying German GEW 98 rifles, not US M1903's or M1917's as would be expected.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

I was in Manhattan on business earlier this week, and happened across the Central Park memorial to the 107th Infantry. It is quite impressive--certainly a unique piece of sculpture. I also found the statue/memorial to the 7th NYNG's service in the Civil War, on the other side of the park, and the USS Maine memorial. Seeing all three made me forget the long flight from Missouri and the hassles with the airlines. Sadly, the statue of General Sherman at the southern end of Central Park was less impressive--a great monument, but sadly in need of some restoration work.

Great photos--thanks for posting.

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Yes I remember this one, the 7th NY.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Came to me, another WWI memorial, this one in Rockaway Beach Queens, right at the foot of the Bridge that crosses Jamacia Bay and gives access to all the Rockaways.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Next up will the famous one located in Central Park right out side the Stone wall along 5th Avenue, it commemorates the 107th Infantry, 27th Division NYNG, this unit Division as we know fought up North in the British sector, thus the scupltor giving the men the correct Lee Enfield rifles that were used by these Troops.



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Came across these differant views, realistic isn't it, the scupltor really caught the facial expressions here. The Sculptor was if you can believe a Sergeant in the Regiment in the World War Karl IIIava who not only sculpted it but designed it too.
http://www.google.co...iw=1280&bih=632

BTW while one of the men, the one on the left still has his bayonet slightly bent, I can remember back in the mid 80s some yoyo climbed up on the monument and bent that bayonet on the lead soldier really bad, the one that's bareheaded, took awhile to get it bent back or replaced, which ever they did

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

This is another one in Central Park a more humble one, dedicated to the fallen of the 77th Statue of Liberty Division's 307th Infantry.

http://ctmonuments.n...grove-new-york/

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Great tour of my old home town's War Monuments. Thanks.....Bobgee

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Great tour of my old home town's War Monuments. Thanks.....Bobgee



It was a labor of love finding them and posting and describing them, I glad you liked the topic.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

Came across this one in the lower West Village, in Abingdon Square.

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:42 PM

And the Greenpoint Brooklyn monument done by the German born sculptor Carl Augustus Heber, sculptor of the 1905 statue of General Sheridan in Somerset Ohio.

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

Found this little interesting World War monument, it's in Staten Island and called the Travis WWI mermorial, it is located at the corner of Cannon Avenue and Victory Boulvard in a neighborhood called Travis. No idea on the Artillery piece, clearly 19th century.

 

Not sure what it says there Advance Over The Top?

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And the rear of the Stone showing the WW dead from this neighborhood.

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