Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Brothers


I stumbled across a familiar sight in downtown DC at a Navy memorial. I'd seen this seaman before, on another coast, several years ago. The statue above is part of The US Navy Memorial in DC, while the seaman below is at the northern visitor center at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. The bottom picture might illustrate his position a little bit better.

I've heard there are other copies of this guy out there, perhaps at the WWII Museum in LA? I need to do some research, I guess.

Ahh, Wikipedia to the rescue. The DC version is considered the original, and the others are copies. He's called The Lone Sailor, and the artist is Stanley Bleifeld. Now you know.

2 comments:

Scott O. said...

Hey Ernie!

I've been a fan of your blog for a while now, and I know you love the artist who did this cover. I can't remember if you already own this or not... and you've probably already seen it, but just in case...

http://baikinange.blogspot.com/2009/09/edmundo-ros-baions.html

Ernie said...

Ooh, thanks for the heads up! That's one I don't have, although I think I've seen that Demilio somewhere...