The folks at the Boston City Archives change things up a bit and wonder if you can place this photo that has nothing to do with Boston but might have something to do with Plymouth.
That's the forefathers' monument in Plymouth! I used to smoke pot in the crabapple trees around there. If I'm not mistaken, it's one of the world's tallest statues formed out of a single piece of granite. Also I think it had something to do with the pilgrim's monument in Provincetown, because she faces in that direction.
My upvote was for smoking pot in the crabapple orchard, nothing else.
If you observe the seams in the stone in the picture you'll agree that this statue in not a single piece of stone.
I read there (the Boston Archives link), that the seams appear to be a plaster model and the final version is carved form a single piece of granite.
See Friartuck's link below
Thought to be the largest solid granite monument in the United States, this 81-foot-tall granite statue was built to honor the passengers of the Mayflower. Boston sculptor Hammatt Billings designed the monument which features allegorical figures depicting the virtues of Faith, Morality, Education, Law, and Liberty.
No clue where these photos were taken, but they're impressive!
Thanks for playing, folks! This photo shows work on the "Statue of Faith" for the Plymouth Rock Monument. It was taken in Hallowell, Maine, while it was being sculpted, probably in about 1877,
This photo postcard was sent to Boston leaders who were researching designs for Boston's Soldiers and Sailors Monument. You can take a look at what was printed on the back of the postcard here
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