Bronze statue on granite base. Abstract figure of Columbus against the wind.
With cross and sword and pointing with his arm to the east.
It has been described as showing Columbus "in a militant pose, holding a cross in his left hand and pointing westward with his right." The statue not only honors the explorer but also the Italian-American residents of Jersey City.
ERECTED BY THE GRAFEFUL
- Archimedes Aristedes Michael Giacomantonio (1906-1988),
Sources & Information
- Information on sculptor from Monica Quinn, by e-mail 23 May 2003.
- Jersey City Past and Present, Statue of Christopher Columbus.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 40°43'52" - W 74°3'50")
Item Code: usnj25;
Photograph: 26 October 2000
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