Helping War Victims
— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site —
"In her right hand she holds the lamp of life, three flames denoting the past, present and future. Her left hand carries, half hidden, the key of life."
Relief recipients embroidered flower sacks and sent them as gifts to Hoover
Hoover inspects supplies for European war victims in 1921
The statue, created by Belgian sculptor Auguste Puttemans, was installed in 1939 as part of President and Mrs. Hoover's memorial landscape plans. They positioned Isis to face the Birthplace College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • War, World I.
Location. 41° 40.19′ N, 91° 20.807′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on South Downey Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Herbert Hoover (a few steps from this marker); Raised With Quaker Values (a few steps from this marker); Friends Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); From Downey Street to Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Character (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
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