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Emigrants en route to America

Mark DeGraffenried & Neil Hadlock
Toledo Bronzeworks

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Statue of a family, a man, his wife, a young boy and a infant girl, with their luggage. The boy is playing with a lobster.

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Other cast of this statue (on this site) are in Portsmouth and Liverpool.

From DeGraffenried's website (no longer available):
Four life-size emigrant families (each family consisted of a mother, father and two children) cast in bronze to commemorate our pioneer heritage from Europe. Permanent locations at Mersey Side Dock Maritime Museum, Liverpool* England, Broad Street, Portsmouth England, and Albert Dock, Hull* England. One life-size bronze on loan at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. DeGraffenried sculpted each piece as well as assisted with the bronze casting and installation of the finished sculptures.
*The statue is at the Albert Dock in Liverpool.


Neil Hadlock's sculpture depicts a family from Northern
Europe having left ship before continuing to Paragon
Station then by train to Liverpool then by ship
to America

Over 2,200,000 people passed through Hull
and other Humber Ports to America
between 1836 and 1914

Statue donated 2001 to Kingston upon Hull
by the Sea Trek Foundation of America
as they retraced their descendants journey
in Tall Ships from Northern Europa
This statue is located on the reclaimed land
at "The Bullnose" where ships waited for
high tide before entering Humber Dock


2001 De Graffenried 2/8 Toledo Bronzeworks

Hull - Emigrants en route to America


Sources & Information


Locatie (N 53°44'14" - W 0°20'11") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbyh026; Photograph: 25 July 2019
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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