City Approves Site and Model for Haym Salomon Monument

Final approval of the model of the monument to Haym Salomon, the Polish-Jewish patriot of the American Revolution, has been given by the Art Commission of New York City, it was announced by Benjamin Winter, president of the Federation of Polish Jews. Mr. Winter also announced that Park Commissioner Herrick has approved the site at Broadway and Sixty-sixth Street which has been selected for the location of the statue.

The monument will follow the design submitted by Anton Schaaf, New York sculptor. The main figure of the memorial will be a life-size statue of Salomon. A semi-circular exetera, depicting with six bas reliefs in allegory, the historical period in which the American-Jewish Revolutionary patriot lived, will complete the figure.

“The sanction of the Park Commission and Arts Commission,” Mr. Winter stated, “marks the culmination of efforts stretching over nearly a century to honor this great patriot. As far back as 1850, a bill was introduced in Congress asking that governmental recognition be given to the service ?ndered by Salomon in helping to ?ce the Revolution. Some forty ## later, in 1893, a special committee ## ?posed to Congress that a gold be coined in recognition of Sal## services to the cause of America dependence. A few years ago, ## large committee, consisting ## Jews and non-Jews launched ement for the erection of a ##al to Salomon in Washington. ## 1 an organization was formed ##e object of interesting Congress ## ding a university dedicated to ## nory. Distinguished citizens of ##s were on this committee. De## of these efforts the project ## ttle progress until the Federa## Polish Jews three years ago ##d the memorial, feeling that it ## appropriate organization since ## lutionary patriot was one of ## Polish-Jewish emigrants to ##########.

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