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Jun
11

MacNeil files and sculpture photos rescued from a Manhattan Flea market.

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This B&W studio photo of  Hermon MacNeil’s “World War I Monument ” in Flushing, NY was sent to the website by John Gomez.  John rescued the original photo from a file of papers in a Manhattan Flea Market. The photo appears to be 87 years old.

A studio B&W photo of MacNeil's "WWI Monument" placed at Flushing, NY. This photo was found by John Gomez in a file of papers at a Manhattan flea market on June 9, 2012, nearly 87 years after the statue was made.

Here is his story from yesterday:

“I wanted to inform you that I discovered about ten articles/photos of  MacNeil’s work in the far rear section of a flea market on 25th Street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.  This was yesterday. I was stunned to find them in a heap of junk. … [They] seemed to have come out of a historian’s binder.  Some items are news articles and some are archival photos. ” 

~ John Gomez ~ Historic Preservation Network

Here is John’s recent blog post on his Historic Preservation Network about this MacNeil flea-market discovery.  He has given permission to link it here CLICK HERE. 

http://www.hpnetwork.org/thepreservationpost/2012/6/10/discovery-at-a-flatiron-district-flea-market.html

John also comments: “It is gratifying to learn that MacNeil descendants are preserving his legacy.”

Thank you John for your email and photo.

Below are some recent photos of the WWI Monument in Flushing, NY courtesy of Gibson Shell of KC, MO.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEWWORK:

John Gomez, M.S. Historic Preservation, Columbia University; Historic Preservation Network; Post Office Box 20084; London Terrace Statio; New York, NY 1001; hpnetwork.org > preservationtv@gmail.com ; 201.888.9543

 

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