Chief Kisco Statue, Mt. Kisco, NY

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JMReidy on October 28, 2009

This painted zinc-alloy sculpture is reportedly one of twenty stock figures which was first exhibited at the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. This piece was a gift of David Fletcher Gorham as a symbol of the Prohibition Party. It was originally installed at Main Street & Morger Avenue. It was moved to another site on Main Street in 1927. In 1970 it was restored by Robert Stone and reinstalled at Jeff Feigl Square. The sculpture was originally part of a larger drinking fountain and watering trough. The inscription on the granite base says "God's only beverage for man and beast." Although always known locally as "Chief Kisco," there is no evidence that any such person existed.
Information Source: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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  • Uploaded on October 28, 2009
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    by JMReidy
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2009/10/26 14:20:31
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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