Art: Will & Willies

"It is my will to have erected at a distance of 100 ft. apart on high granite pedestals of uniform size and shape, statuary emblematical of the History of America— ranging in time from the earliest settlers to the present era, arranged in chronological order. . . ."

For 25 years these words from the testament of Mrs. Ellen Phillips Samuel have been so many thorns in the flesh of the Fairmount Park Art Association of Philadelphia. Plump, exacting Mrs. Samuel died in 1913, leaving the association $765,000 to execute her row of dreamed-of...

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