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A new book, In Homage to Worthy Ancestors: The Puritan, The Pilgrim, with contributions by leading Saint-Gaudens scholars, brings the story of two iconic American sculptures to life. Published in June, 2011, the 112 page book is extensively illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. New photography of the monuments was commissioned for this book, and historic images are included, some never published before. Meet the authors for a book signing, Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00 P.M. There will be a special presentation to Sir Thomas R. Moore, President and Sarah Chapin Langham, Executive Director of the Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc., funders of the project.
Created by sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), the Puritan spoke to a family's pride in a "worthy ancestor" and became an emblem of the city of Springfield, and of the stalwart pioneers who settled Western Massachusetts. The Pilgrim, created later for a committee of city leaders in
Edited by Professor James Atkinson, the book includes an introduction by Henry J. Duffy, Curator of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, and essays by: Joyce Schiller, Curator,