Francis Scott Key Statue 1887, With Lady Liberty Above, Artist: William Wetmore Story (1780-1843), Erected By: James Lick 1887, Golden Gate Park, Opposite the Bandshell, San Francisco, California

Beyond Fountain
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The statue was located beyond the fountain in the middle of the seating area for the Golden Gate Park Bandstand. Two people happened to stand in front of the statue, thereby giving an indication of its size.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:36:00 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5051
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Atop A Low Hill
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The statue stood atop a low grassy hill. It was a two story statue, with Lady Liberty above and Francis Scott Key seated in the shade below.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:36:35 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5052
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Lady Liberty
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Lady Liberty held a furled American flag and stood on the very top of the sculpture. Eagles flapped their wings just below her feet. A buffalo head appeared to hold a laural wreath above a five pointed star. Below the star were the words, "Star Spangled Banner."


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:37:01 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5054
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The Sign
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The sign identifying this sculpture was etched into its base. That sign read:

To
Francis Scott Key
Author Of The National Song
The Star Spangled Banner
This Monument Is Erected
By
James Lick
Of San Francisco, California
A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:37:16 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5055
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Francis Scott Key
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The author of the "Star Spangled Banner." Francis Scott Key, sat in a chair, his face obscured by shade.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:37:19 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5056
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Held A Pen
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Francis Scott Key, author of the "Star Spangled Banner." held a pen thoughtfully in his right hand.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:37:48 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5058
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Back Of Base
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The back of the base of the statue showed a harp etched into marble and surrounded by an etched wreath.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:38:18 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5060
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Side View
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A side view of Francis Scott Key seated in his chair.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:38:38 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5062
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The Shadow
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The shadow of the sculpture lay across small white flowers that dotted the lawn.


Francis Scott Key external link Statue 1887 external link   •  With Lady Liberty external link Above   •  Artist: William Wetmore Story external link (1780-1843)   •  Erected By: James Lick external link 1887   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Opposite the Bandshell external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, Nikon f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:39:17 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 8 August 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5067
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