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Empty Pedestals Empty Pedestals    |   By Brian Rose
Not long after I photographed Monument Avenue, the city announced that it was taking down all of the Confederate memorials, and in November of 2020 I returned to Monument Avenue to photograph the empty pedestals. The Jefferson Davis pavilion remained […]
April 21, 2022

The “Patron Saint of New York” The “Patron Saint of New York”    |   by Jaap Jacobs
The bonds that connect the American and Dutch peoples have been commemorated in various ways and at various levels. Dutch-American Friendship Day is a well-established annual event at the governmental level. In New York City, the historical memory of Petrus […]
April 19, 2022

Rumors of War Rumors of War    |   By Brian Rose
A few nights before I arrived in Richmond, protesters set fire to the headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), just a few blocks off Monument Avenue. No other organization was more responsible for the placement of Confederate […]
April 14, 2022

Pathfinder of the Seas and a Tennis Champion Pathfinder of the Seas and a Tennis Champion    |   By Brian Rose
The most prominent statues along Monument Avenue depicted Confederate generals on horseback, heroic battlefield leaders, perched on pedestals high above the heads of onlookers. An exception was the memorial to Matthew Fontaine Maury, a naval officer, who was nicknamed Pathfinder […]
April 7, 2022