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Items tagged "1939 New York World's Fair": 7

Unidentified sketch of bases

Graphite on card stock
3.25" x 5.5"

Unidentified sketch of bases, possibly for "Baboon Fountain (Board of Directors Fountain)" for the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Pro Patria, [Plaster]

Sketch model for 1939 New York World's Fair United States Building Competition. A female figure rises above two male figures. She holds a flag in her left hand, while the right hand is raised toward the sky. The two males figures are nude, one bearded , puts his arm around the pother.

Guardian Angel, [Plaster Model]

Sketch model for 1939 New York World's Fair United States Building Competition. An angel rises above a mother and daughter. The angel holds a bird in his right hand. Plaster is mounted on marble base.

"The Guardian Angel is a large figure who stands behind two smaller figures. The tall guardian figure does not carry a flag, but the lines of…

"Celestial Fountain" (Female)"

Plaster sketch model for proposal for the 1939 New York World's Fair. Although not selected for the Fair, another Fredericks' sculpture, "Baboon Fountain," did appear at the entrance to the Fair's Galss Industries Building in 1939. One of a set - other sculpture (male) is seated on a moon-like sphere holding small Saturn-like planets in each of his…

"Baby Baboon"

Bronze casting of "Baby Baboon" from "Baboon Fountain" created for the Glass Industries Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadow, New York. According to Molly Barth, Fredericks' former assistant, Fredericks said the little baby baboon is a self-portrait, because he [Fredericks] was such a perfectionist and that little baby baboon…

"Baboon Fountain (Board of Directors Fountain)" with Glass Industries Building in background

Called "Board of Directors Fountain" by guides. Cast stone (for eventual granite) in glass basin, 14 feet, including basin. Created for the Glass Industries Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadow, New York, subsequently destroyed.

"Baboon Fountain (Board of Directors Fountain)" with Trylon and Perisphere in background

Called "Board of Directors Fountain" by guides. Cast stone (for eventual granite) in glass basin, 14 feet, including basin. Created for the Glass Industries Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadow, New York, subsequently destroyed.