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Kiepenkerl

Hawker

Various sculptors
1896 (1953)

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Description

Statue of a 'kiepenkerl' - hawker, a travelling merchant with his merchandise in a basket ('kiepe') on his back.
The statue was destroyed in 1945 and reconstructed by the sculptors Mazotti and Ostlinning.

Signature

entwurf (1896) aug. Schmiemann
wiederherst. (1953) alb. Mazotti

Information Sign

kiepenkerl - denkmal
1896 von august schmiemann ge-
schaffen, 1946 zerstört, 1953
als nachguss wieder aufge_
stellt.
der typische kiepenkerl wan-
derte noch bis in die 20er
jahre als kleinhändler mit
seinem grossen rückenkorb,
der kiepe, durchs münster-
land und überbrachte als
gerngesehener mittler zwi-
schen stadt und land auch
briefe und neuigkeiten
Kiepenkerl - Memorial
created by August Schmiemann in
1896, destroyed in 1946, in 1953
placed up again as a replica.

The typical Kiepenkerl
wandered up until the 1920s
as a small trader with
his large backpack,
the Kiepe, through the Münster-
land and delivered, as a
welcome mediator between
town and country, also
letters and news

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 51°57'50" - E 7°37'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: denw001; Photograph: 8 August 2008  / updated: 9 December 2012
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