Bronze statue on a granite pedestal. The statue shows Columbus, dressed in medieval garb that includes a belted shirt, a long swirling cape, a cap, and gloves, stands with his right hand raised to his brow while his left hand hangs by his side. A sword hangs from the left side of his belt and a cross hangs around his neck.
discoverer of america
the people of this community
under the auspices of
october 12 1937
cellini bronze works n.y.
This monument on stamps
Cover send on the occasion of the dedication of the Hoboken statue, 12 October 1937.
The stamp has no relation with Columbus.
- Archimedes Aristedes Michael Giacomantonio (1906-1988),
Sources & Information
- Alex Borgogno, "Monuments of Columbus." Discovery! Journal of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society vol. 18, no. 1 (12 Jan. 2000): 1235.
- Hoboken 411, Columbus Park.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 40°44'55" - W 74°1'57")
Item Code: usnj04;
Photograph: 7 October 2000
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