by Alexandra Hannibal, at Dec. 11, 2011, 5:05 p.m.
NAME: The Straus Memorial
LOCATION: POINT (-73.9683135694683642 40.8017933423517150)
DATE: April 15, 1915
SCULPTOR: Augustus Lukeman
DONOR: Public Subscription
HISTORY: Isidor and Ida Straus, prominent New York philanthropists, and partial owners of Macy's, were victims of the Titanic disaster in 1912. Their presence within their community prompted a flood of public donations to erect a monument and park in their name. Prior to his death, Isidor Straus served as chairman of New York's Memorial Committee.
NEXT MONUMENT: Balto
WORKS CITED: IMAGE Date Created/Published: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Bain Collection - Reproduction number TEXT Bogart, H. Michele. Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930,. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London Press, 1952. Lederer, Joseph. All Around the Town: A walking Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in New York City. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1975. FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH. New York Times (1857-1922); Apr 20, 1912; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times pg. 14 Women and Children Who Loved Ida and Isidor Straus Help Unveil Monument to Heroes Who Died on the...TRIBUNE STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER New - York Tribune (1911-1922); Apr 16, 1915; pg. 1
The following records each have a reference pointing to this record.
The following arguments all reference this record.