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THE HIKER

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

 The Hiker (Spanish-American War Monument)

Allen George Newman (Sculptor), Jno. Williams, Inc. (Founder)

5/29/1920


 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Green Granite Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 6 2.5 2 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 7.5 5.5 5.5 N/A

Description

Description
This statue depicts a soldier standing with a rifle cradled in his proper right arm. His proper left arm is bent slightly at the elbow with his hand on his waist. His slacks are tucked into boots, an ammo belt is slung around his hips, his shirt is open at the collar, and a high-crowned hat leans slightly over his proper left brow. The inscription on the front of the base commemorates the statue. The inscriptions on each of the other three sides dedicate the statue to the branches of the armed forces that served during the Spanish-American War.


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This statue is dedicated to the Army, Navy, and Marines for service in the war with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition. The statue was unveiled at a military parade held in Buffalo to honor the soldiers of the Spanish-American War. Models of this statue are located at the New York Historical Society and the Munson, Williams, Proctor Institute in Utica, New York.

 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Main St. and Huron St., southeast corner of intersection Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2002 Very Good Very Good Good Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 2000 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1996 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1994
Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. November 1993 Poor Excellent Fair Excellent No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Poor Fair No