Portland Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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jbottero picture
@ 2008-01-02 23:24:41
Can't find a lot on this. Anyone?
kjfitz picture
@ 2008-01-03 00:07:51
Some old post cards and photos related to it here:
http://www.mainememory.net/bin/SwishSearch?heading=Soldiers'%20monuments--Maine--Portland

It was erected in 1891. It is also known as "Our Lady of Victories." The Grand Army of the Republic Bosworth Post No. 2. sponsored the monument. The statue was designed by Franklin Simmons. It honors Civil War veterans and was modeled after Minerva (Nike?), goddess of wisdom and war.

More info here:
http://www.fortheloveofportland.com/portland.htm

Amazon has a whole book devoted to the monument (but the entry gives no details):
http://www.amazon.com/Our-lady-victories-Portland-soldiers/dp/093976105X