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DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???

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#5 ~ A ‘Supreme Secret’ from the MacNeil Family ~ The “Tortoise and Hare” ~ Feb. 2023

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#1. A “Tortoise and Hare” are hiding at the Supreme Court

That’s no FABLE! 

They’ve been there for 91 years. Hiding on back of the building.

Can you see them there?

The ‘Hare’ of Aesop’s fable as to ‘Slow but Steady’ Justice.

The ‘Tortoise’ of Aesop’s fable as MacNeil’s Finale of Justice.

Maybe this

HELPS?

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Plus #2 the 

‘Supreme Secret’

from the MacNeil Family

Guess, WHO SCULPTED the Tortoise and the Hare on the East Pediment?”

NOW, just this week,

Carolyn Saul (‘Carrie’ MacNeil’s  grand niece)

shared a MacNeil family story, 3 generations old. 

“I was always told that

Hermon let one of his sons

design the tortoise and the hare. 

Have you heard that?

[Yes,  I heard  that “tender tidbit” that  years ago

but it never became a story on this site.]

WHICH son, Claude or Alden, this strain of MacNeil Lore does not say.  Claude worked in aviationAlden was an architect, who formally studied art at Fountainbleu.

The brothers are described in the March 1928 Obituary of their younger sister Joie Katherine MacNeil as follows:

She leaves behind her parents, two brothers, Alden a recent graduate of Cornell University and now a student in the famous Fountainbleu art school, and Claude, an aviator and mechanical engineer on the staff of the Sikorsky Aircraft Manufacturing Company at College Point.  Source: The Daily Star, Queens Borough, Tuesday Evening, March 20, 1928. Page 4, column 7.

Alden seems the more probable

of Hermon’s sons to assist in the 1932

rendering of the East Pediment pair

of the Tortoise and Hare.

NOW, Carolyn’s comment validates that idea from

MacNeil-family-lore

through three generations.

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The MacNeil’s SUPREME COURT statues

JUSTICE THE GUARDIAN OF LIBERTY”

Are the most viewed pages on this website.

Here’s just two days of page views to sample from MacNeil Month:

 

Page Titles viewed on Feb. 10, 2023
  Views
1. Hermon MacNeil’s Supreme Court Sculptures: ~ ~ ~ Moses Revisited ~ ~ ~   6
2. Home page / Archives   5
3. Moses, Confucius, and Solon at Supreme Court

TOTALS:

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“SLOW BUT STEADY”
 
Justice WINS the RACE
 
Thanks, Uncle Hermon
 
 

Comments

  1. Thank You Jennifer!
    I am pleased to have MacNeil descendants (family Folk) discovering by website tribute to Uncle Hermon. I am vacationing in California and typing on an iPhone. More next week when I am bc home.

  2. Jennifer Moody says:

    I am the great granddaughter of Hermon’s . Claude was my grand father , he had 2 children, my uncle Doug and my mother Claudia. I would love to hear from any relatives I may have uot there

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