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Gory Addition to Jeanne D’Arc in Meridian Hill Park on Statue’s 92 Birthday

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am 12 Comments


Thanks to a reader for sending. Though I think I prefer the sweater addition from a couple of years ago. Also happy 92 birthday to the statue. You can see the full ceremony from Jan. 6th 1922 here.

“Ceremony of unveiling a statue of Jeanne d’Arc in Meridian Park. Crowd assembled for the ceremony. President and Mrs Warren G Harding arrive at ceremony. Officials speak at stand. Unveiling of Jeanne d’Arc statue. Flags on poles. Man places bouquet and flowers in front of the statue. Secretary of War, John W Weeks speaks. Side view of statue. Various officials speak at ceremony.”

  • NFT

    This is a beautiful photo. Wonderfully framed with sharp and precise shadows. The depth and complexity is reminiscent of many of the master iPhotographers throughout history. Well done.

    • This is a beautiful comment. Wonderfully framed with sharp and precise language. The depth and complexity is reminiscent of many of the master icommenters throughout history. Well done indeed.

    • Anonymous

      too dark

      • Anonymoose


    • Anonymous

      I don’t know if the above comment is supposed to be sarcastic or not. It’s an unremarkable photo (not exceptionally good or exceptionally bad). But the photographer just wanted to show the arm addition so their intent was met…

  • She’s well armed.

  • MAW

    Screw the sweater, this is better.

    However: need more blood.

    • Emilie504

      def needs more blood!

  • dc_mike

    The historical footage of the unveiling is very groovy!

  • Anonymous

    This was certainly a different city, and country if the unveiling of a statue in a city park was reason enough to get the president and other dignitaries to attend.

    • Anonymous

      definitely a different city. It was completely a federal city then. completely.
      and Meridian Hill park was pretty important.

  • Identified

    Please STOP messing with statues.

    I was in the park when they were fixing it last year and they had to fix the ear, again, because of people climbing on the statue. They filled in scratches which would damage the statue if left exposed to the elements.

    Statues are not toys for you to decorate. Unless you own it, it isn’t yours to mess with. Please stay off the statues.


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