Inscription: Printed caption in the negative, BL: "Statue of Bolivar, Central Park, N. Y."; printed on mount, verso TC to BC: "VIEWS // OF // NEW YORK AND VICINITY, // BY THE // NEW GELATINE–BROMIDE PROCESS // From // E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO. // 591 BROADWAY // N.Y. // Publishers of // THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BULLETIN // (SEMI-MONTHLY) // EDITED BY // PROF: CHAS. F. CHANDLER, Ph.D.L.L.D. // OF WHICH A SAMPLE COPY IS SENT FREE, IF REQUESTED TO ALL INTERESTED // IN THE ART AS PROFESSIONALS OR AMATEURS"
Herbert Mitchell, New York City
This statue of Simon Bolivar, a gift of the Venezuelan government by R. de la Cora, was dedicated in June 1884. The sculpture was thought to be something of a faliure and was removed to a less prominant area of the park by 1898. It was finally replaced by Sally Jane Farnham's sculture of Bolivar in 1921.