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Jame's Fountain of Charity - Union Square | by Jack Crossen
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Jame's Fountain of Charity - Union Square

This piece was donated in 1881 by philanthropist Daniel Willis James (1832–1907) to promote the virtue of charity to 19th century New Yorkers. One of a few public drinking fountains of this type left, the figural group contains a mother holding a baby with an infant at her left side. The fountain’s figures were modeled on the artist’s family and the granite is from Sweden.

 

Source - nycgovparks.org

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Taken on March 25, 2009