That Alleged Wretched Statue — Quiz!

03 Jul

Who protested and caused the alleged wretched statue above to be removed? Why?


The article below has been posted subsequent to barb’s solution of the quiz. Splendid work, barb!

Custer Statue Letter

— Tim


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  1. barb

    July 3, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Tim, I googled “wretched statue” and came up with Libbie Custer and the original statue of George Custer at West Point. As to why, all I found was that she didn’t care for the likeness or its representation of a soldier. It was removed five years after it was unveiled.

    If this is correct, where on earth did you dig this up?

    • Gentleman Tim

      July 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      You are too dang good, barb! I made a wretched mistake naming this quiz! Being Independence Day Weekend I was looking up some Revolutionary War history and coincidentally came across this statue of Custer that, IMHO, looked not right – clothed incorrectly, posing incorrectly, the wrong setting, and evoking the wrong era – and not with Custer’s bravado. So, I researched further and found this long-ago article now linked above and below:

      Custer Statue Letter

      Your having solved this with such astonishing alacrity, I am compelled to erect another statue-quiz. Let’s see you tear down this next one so quickly!

      • barb

        July 3, 2020 at 11:22 pm

        Trust me, Tim, I never would have guessed Custer on my own. From the back, the statue just looked “off.” I looked up statues in Hobart or Australia generally, then I thought maybe Captain Bligh. I totally struck out with everything else I came up with and then figured I’d use your exact phrase in Google. I’ve seen Custer’s monument at West Point. Uh, quite different from this statue, needless to say.