Installation of Tuscan Girl Statue

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Installation of Tuscan Girl Statue

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00995
Title: Installation of Tuscan Girl Statue
Creation Date: 5/21/1965
Historic Street Address: 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Historic Street Address: 17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This 1965 photograph was taken by Evening Bulletin photographer Michael Maicher.  The text accompanying the photo reads:

"Oskar Stonorov, sculptor, and member of Stonorov, Stonorov and Haws, Plaza architects (left)

"Max William Korman (right), president, and Samuel J. Korman (Center), sectretary-treasurer of Hyman Korman, Inc., devlopers of The Plaza ...

"Stonorov is instructing workers as they hoist a youth holding up a young girl, a portion of the fountain sculpture 'The Tuscan Girl' created by sculptors Stonorov and Jorio Vivarelli, of Florence, Italy.  Another portion of sculpture lies in the foreground."

The statue is located where Cherry Street meets the Ben Franklin Parkway, near 17th Street. 

Creation Year: 1965
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.168971
Geocode Latitude:39.956272

Creator Name: Michael Maicher - Photographer
Oskar Stonorov - Artist