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1919 - Colonel Donovan and Staff of 165th Infantry

1919 - Colonel Donovan and Staff of 165th Infantry

$298.75 Regular Price
$239.00Sale Price
"New York's "Victory Arch" at 24th Street and Fifth Avenue, conceived by Mayor John F. Hylan and built in 1918 to honor the city's war dead. The $80,000 triple arch was designed by Thomas Hastings in temporary materials and modeled after the Arch of Constantine in Rome, with relief panels commemorating important battles, war service organizations and industrial might -- like munitions makers.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, as a candidate for President of the Board of Alderman in 1919, denounced the project as the "Altar of Extravagance."

The original intent was to rebuild the arch in permanent form. But according to "Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City," by Michele Bogart, arguments over who was to get the commission and over the arch's symbolism stopped the proposal and the arch was later razed. Sculptors led by Alexander Stirling Calder (father of the mobile artist) felt that the design of the Victory Arch was an excessive celebration of the defeat of Germany." [NYT]
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    Our most popular style is Modern Black - Thin frame, coupled a White Mat with Black Core. The Modern White frames will match any style and are perfect for gifts. Looking for something with more bang? The gold and silver frames may be what you want. See examples here.

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    The maximum dimensions of each frame size are:

    • Keepsake: Up to 5" x 7"
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    • Gallery: Up to 32" x 40"

    Because of the original pixel size of the scans, not all prints are available in all sizes.

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    You should expect the final, framed print in 4-6 weeks. Because each print is custom researched, retouched, and framed, all sales are final.


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