THE UNVEILING OF TWO MONUMENTS OF THE LIBERATOR: SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN NEW YORK CITY (1921), AND SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN BOLÍVAR, MISSOURI (1948)


THE UNVEILING OF TWO MONUMENTS OF THE LIBERATOR: SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN NEW YORK CITY (1921), AND SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN BOLÍVAR, MISSOURI (1948)


Rafael Arreaza Scrocchi

Troy University


American Journal of History and Culture

This study explores two important moments in Bolívar’s image and cultural history: first, president Warren G. Harding’s speech during the ceremony of the unveiling of the equestrian statue of the Latin American Liberator, Simón Bolívar, in the city of New York in April 19, 1921, narrating the facts behind the story of the monument created by the American artist, Mrs. Sally James Farnham. Furthermore, this investigation includes original photographs that were taken during the ceremony and that were disseminated by the Addresses Delivered on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Statue of the Liberator Simón Bolívar Presented to the City of New York by the Government of Venezuela; The American Magazine of Art, and The Colombian Review. Second, this investigation analyzes the unveiling of the statue of the Latin-American Liberator, Simón Bolívar in 1948 in the city of Bolívar in the State of Missouri, including information from the speeches given by the president of the United States of America, Harry Truman, and the Venezuelan president, Rómulo Gallegos. This study also includes a set of eight original photographs that were taken and disseminated during both ceremonies in New York City and in the city of Bolívar in the State of Missouri.


Keywords: President Warren G Harding; Simón Bolívar; Sally James Farnham; Equestrian Monument; Liberator; President Harry Truman; President Rómulo Gallegos; Missouri; City of Bolívar; Venezuela; Statue of Simón Bolívar.

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How to cite this article:
Rafael Arreaza Scrocchi.THE UNVEILING OF TWO MONUMENTS OF THE LIBERATOR: SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN NEW YORK CITY (1921), AND SIMÓN BOLÍVAR IN BOLÍVAR, MISSOURI (1948). American Journal of History and Culture, 2020,3:15.


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