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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: February 10, 2014
Caption: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial
Additional Description: Ann Chamberlain
American, B. 1958
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial
Painted steel, onyx, concrete, olive trees c.2008
In honor of the American volunteers, many of whom came from the Bay Area, who joined the International Brigades to fight for the cause of freedom in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). When Hitler and Mussolini conspired with Spanish militarists to overthrow Spanish democracy, and other democratic governments refused aid, these men and women stood up to defend the legally elected Republic.
Gift of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (www.alva-valb.org)
Collection of the City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco Arts Commission
Submitted: March 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p267321
File Size: 3.602 Megabytes
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