Old Age Figure - King Memorial Fountain

John Schneider

Albany, United States

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Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S ED Dx 18-200mm VR lens at f5.6, 1/400sec, Program: AE, ISO 100, 200mm.

The King Memorial Fountain, a.k.a. Moses Fountain, located in Washington Park, Albany NY.
Unveiled in 1893, the New York Times noted about a week after the unveiling: There has been many criticisms, some of which have been favorable … Some of the critics say that the fountain is not artistic and never will be, because it is impossible to combine rough ashlars and bronze figures in one harmonious whole. The arrangement of the figures, too, are said to be inartistic and rather stiff in the position which they are placed. ….
But the common people, for whose benefit the fountain was erected, more than any one class, are satisfied, and admire the pile of rock and bronze, and feel proud that Washington Park has such an ornament. (Even then, if you didn’t live in the “Silk Stocking” district of NYC you were/are just common folk to the New York Times)

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