Goethe Schiller Statue 1904, Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

In A Glade
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The Goethe Schiller statue rested in a sunny glade in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was easily found while walking a footpath.


Goethe Schiller Statue 1904 external link   •  Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861) external link   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:42:35 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 31 July 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5074
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The Front Base
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A sign was present on the front of the base of the Goethe Schiller sculpture. That sign specified the title of the sculpture, "Goethe. Schiller."


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Two Men
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Two men stood atop the Goethe Schiller statue. On the left was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe external link and one on the right was Friedrich Schiller external link. From 1780 through 1805, Goethe and Schiller became good friends.


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In Context
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The statue shown in context with the surrounding glade.


Goethe Schiller Statue 1904 external link   •  Artist: Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (1804 - 1861) external link   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:43:39 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 31 July 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5077
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A Copy
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The two men lived in Weimar, Germany. They were seminal figures of a literary movement known as the Weimar Classicism. They were honored with a statue, the original of which was located in Weimar, Germany. The statue in San Francisco was a copy of that original.


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Gaze Forever
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The two men gazed forever out at Golden Gate Park.


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A Wreath
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Goethe held a wreath in his right hand. Schiller held a scroll in his left hand.


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Back Sign
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A sign was etched into the back of the statue. It read:

Dedicated
To The City Of San Francisco
By Citizens of German Descent
of California
In The Year Nineteen Hundred and One

Renovated and Rededicated
In The Year 2001
By The
United German-American Societies
of San Francisco & Vicinity


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Tall Socks
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Both men wore tall socks and low shoes. The pants were tucked into the tall socks.


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