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Year: 1967

Earth Sculpture
Bernard Brenner, 1967
* abstract form
* Wall. North side of E. Lycoming, East of Castor.
* 40.008750,-75.098050 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at chrisray.com




Fireman Carrying A Hatchet
Dexter Jones, 1967
* small standing person, helmet, hatchet, stairs
* Wall. Boudinot Street and Hart Lane.
* 39.993635,-75.122870 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Free Interpretation of Plant Forms
Harry Bertoia, 1967
* big plant, fountain
* Formerly on Civic Center Boulevard (34th Street South of Spruce). Removed when the entire complex was torn down in 2000. Installed at the Woodmere in 2016 with a very different fountain treatment. The last picture is from the original location.
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.082985,-75.220250 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: New, Moved
* See also:
+Inquirer article about this piece
+wikipedia.org's Harry Bertoia page
+Woodmere Art Museum




Peace Symbol
Robert Engman, 1967
* peace symbol
* This piece has been listed as being by David Linquist or Lindquist, but according to the Smithsonian, it was a group student project supervised by Robert Engman
* Woodland Walk East of 36th.
* 39.952600,-75.194175 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Peace and Love
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Robert Engman page




St. Joseph the Worker
Maurice Lowe, 1967
* Statue of Joseph
* small standing person, carpenter's tools
* In front of Barbelin Hall. Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995600,-75.238125 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+Saint Joseph's University




The John Hanson Monument
Carl Lindborg, 1967
* bust and medalions honoring John A. B. Dahlgren, John Ericsson, John Hanson, John Morton, John Nystrom, Johan Printz and Johan Risingh
* small book, ship, submarine, and related har, cannon, head, standing person
* Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as 1809-1870. This piece was inside the walls near the graveyard of Old Swedes (Columbus Blvd. & Christian St., 916 S. Swanson St). just outside the back door of the house closest to the church. Was missing when checked on August 17 2014. No response received from inquiries to the church or National Park Service.
* inscription:
John Hanson, 1715-1783, First President of US Under Articles of Confederation, 1781-82
John Nystrom, 1829-1885, engineer, inventor, ship builder, author
John Ericsson, 1803-1889, inventor, engineer, scientist
John Dahlgren, 1809-1890, U.S. Admiral - inventions influenced world navies
Johan Risingh, 1617-1672, last governor of New Sweden, author, economist
Johan Printz, 1592-1663, Governor of New Sweden
John Morton, 1724-1777, Signer of Declaration of Independence
Erected October 7, 1967 by Swedish Colonial Society and the Vasa Order of America in Sweden
* 39.934500,-75.143800 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Swedish Colonial Society
+Vasa Order
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from civilwarartillery.com
+wikipedia.org's John Ericsson page
+biography of John Hanson from marshallhall.org
+www.johnmorton.net
+wikipedia.org's John Nystrom page
+biography of Johan Printz from colonialswedes.org
+Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes)