Tompkins Square Park

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  • Stele with curved top; on front a bas relief over a shell basin with lion-head spouting fountain
  • Stele with curved top; on front a bas relief over a shell basin with lion-head spouting fountain
  • Sculptor: Bruno Louis Zimm
  • Description: Stele with curved top; on front a bas relief over a shell basin with lion-head spouting fountain
  • Materials: Tennessee pink marble
  • Dimensions: H: 9'2" W: 6' D: 4'11"
  • Cast: ca. 1906
  • Dedicated: 1906
  • Donor: Sympathetic Society of German Ladies
  • Inscription: (front, upper right): THEY WERE / EARTH'S / PUREST / CHILDREN / YOUNG AND / FAIR

    (proper right side): IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO LOST / THEIR LIVES / IN THE DISASTER TO / THE STEAMER / GENERAL SLOCUM / JUNE XV / MCMIV

    (proper left side): DEDICATED / BY / THE SYMPATHY SOCIETY / OF GERMAN LADIES / THE YEAR OF OUR LORD / MCMVI

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