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Finally, we know the contents of that Boston Old State House time capsule

If you are as avid a reader of the Big Statues blog as we hope, then you will have read a recent story about the unexpected discovery of a time capsule in a lion statue in Boston that had been taken down from the city’s Old State House for restoration. It was only relatively recently […]

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Errett Lobban “E.L.” Cord    

E.L. Cord is best known for his involvement in the automotive industry. Born in Warrensburg, Missouri, Cord had been a racecar driver, mechanic and car salesman before he was offered the opportunity to manage the dying Auburn Automobile Company in 1924. By 1928 he controlled Auburn, which by 1931 was the 13th largest seller of autos in […]

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Sculptures Worth Their Weight in Gold

A unique collection of outdoor sculptures will be unveiled Fall 2014 in Worth County, Iowa. The sculptures will be positioned in various cities including Northwood, Fertile, Manly, and Grafton. The statues chosen will depict a figure that represents each town, and their rich history. Manly’s statue is a Rock Island Train Conductor. The conductor, shown […]

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Edgar Allan Poe statue unveiled in the city he despised

The Boston-born author, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is associated with many things, in particular his tales of mystery and the macabre that made him so central to the American Romantic Movement. What he isn’t known for, is a love for his hometown. Indeed, he seemed to have nothing good to say […]

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Firefighters Are Heros

Here at Big Statues we see many commissions for icons and heroes. However, one of the most inspiring statues we create are those of individuals that protect and defend others. Our current project of a Firefighter for Spring, Texas fit that ideal perfectly. Our statue will embody the bravery and selflessness that all firefighters must […]

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Boston lion statue is home to surprise time capsule

Have you ever walked past custom bronze monuments in your hometown and wondered what could be hiding inside? Residents of Boston were recently given an emphatic answer to that question in relation to a lion statue that has been sitting on top of the city’s Old State House for over 100 years – and it […]

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Jim Beam’s 150th birthday marked with Clermont statue

The name Jim Beam is recognized across the world as one of the best-selling brands of bourbon whiskey, the business having operated almost continuously since 1795, only interrupted by Prohibition. Indeed, across the seven generations of the Beam family who have been involved in the company’s whiskey production, James B. Beam might just be the […]

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‘A great man’ Statue of Deacon Duvall now in place at FSU

By Richard Babich | Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — A football legend has been enshrined in bronze at Fairmont State University. Coach Harold “Deacon” Duvall has a statue of his likeness overlooking Duvall-Rosier Field at FSU. A dedication ceremony was held prior to the Fairmont State football game versus Notre Dame College Thursday evening. Former […]

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Yet another sporting great immortalized in bronze – this time, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III

We’ve mentioned sporting statues a lot in our blog posts here at Big Statues, but we don’t apologize for having another great one to report for all of you fans of custom made bronze statues. On this occasion, it’s Robert Griffin III of the Baylor Bears college football team who can celebrate being immortalized in […]

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England’s statues are brought to life – with a bit of celebrity help

England’s life size statues are famously rich in history and tradition, but are rather less strongly associated with technological sophistication. That’s all set to change, though, with a series of British actors and personalities giving their voices to 35 statues across London and Manchester – all thanks to the wonders of 21st century smartphone technology. […]

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