Government Of The People

Government Of The People (HM20V1)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.238', W 75° 9.813'

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—Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) —

Human figures spiral upward in Jacques Lipchitz's tribute to democracy. A family at the bottom represents the wellspring of life. At the top, a man and woman raise a shape symbolizing the banner of Philadelphia. Overall, the interweaving forms suggest the complex effort and mutual reliance needed to sustain a democratic government.
Lipchitz, a World War II refugee from Europe, was one of the 20th century's most significant sculptors. This bronze was initially commissioned under the city's percent-for-art requirement and then completed by the Fairmount Park Art Association.
HM NumberHM20V1
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Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486030 N 4422660
Decimal Degrees39.95396667, -75.16355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.238', W 75° 9.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 14.28" N, 75° 9' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34-98 PA-611, Philadelphia PA 19102, US
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