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Henry Bergh-Monument

Humility of Man Before A Group of Ageless Animals

 

—ASPCA Sculpture —

 
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By Don Morfe, November 14, 2011
1. Henry Bergh-Monument Marker
Inscription. Humility of Man Before A Group of Ageless Animals, by Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (1884-1953) and John Terken (1912-1993)— This bas-relief, a tribute to the bond between man and animals, was given by it renowned artists to the ASPCA circa 1953 and hung on its Manhattan headquarters until 1992. Generations of New Yorkers viewed this iconic sculpture while passing the ASPCA Headquarters along FDR Drive at 92nd Street. In 2006, this sculpture was installed at Green-Wood, below the grave of Henry Bergh, founder and first president of the ASPCA, in his honor and in celebration of the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the ASPCA, the first humane organization in the Americas. It will remain here on permanent loan, inspiring kindness and compassion for all living things.
 
Location. 40° 39.186′ N, 73° 59.016′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Hillside Ave (within Green-Wood Cemetery). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Drummer Boy (approx. ¼ mile away); Altar to Liberty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Soldiers’ Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle Hill
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By Don Morfe, November 14, 2011
2. Henry Bergh-Monument Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Huntington’s Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Triumph on Battle Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. AnimalsNotable Persons
 
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By Don Morfe, November 14, 2011
3. Henry Bergh-Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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