Dallin Trustee and blogger Christine Sharbrough honors the 100th anniversary of Dallin’s General Winfield Scott Hancock monument
A Century Later, Dallin’s Hancock Still Stands
Although most frequently associated with Native American artworks, Dallin did a variety of patriotic sculptures as well. One such work was a statue of General Winfield Scott Hancock who stands as part of the Pennsylvania Memorial in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The monument was erected to memorialize The Battle of Gettysburg on its 50th anniversary. General Winfield S. Hancock was completed in 1913, three years after the dedication of the memorial in 1910. One hundred fifty years later, we are still remembering the battle that was the turning point in the War Between the States. In July 1913 over 50,000 Union AND Confederate veterans joined to celebrate the 50th anniversary when the statuary was placed. Read the rest of this post here.
Christine Sharbrough, CG(sm) graduated Drexel University with a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Studies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Massachusetts as well as a Certified Genealogist credential achieved in 2005. She has researched Cyrus E. Dallin and his family for almost ten years and written several monographs analyzing the sculptor’s many works. Visit Christine’s blog often for well-researched and insightful entries on Dallin’s life and work!