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Statue on Truck Trailer in front of California Mission

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DESCRIPTION

Color photo of the metal statue "St. Francis of the Guns" on a truck trailer parked on the street. The statue represents St. Francis of Assisi, was created by San Francisco sculptor Beniamino Bufano, and was cast from the melted down barrels of 1,900 guns. The statue has a mosaic of assassination victims President John F. Kennedy, Robbert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln, with a group of people singing below them on it's lower half. In the background are vehicles, a small group of people, and a California mission church. A placard on the trailer reads, "This journey to San Diego was made possbible by International Harvester Co., California Trucking Ass'n, C.T.A. Truck School, Shima Transfer Co., many thanks Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor."

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 98707

Creation Date: 1970 

Creator Name: International Harvester Company

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County: 

State: California

Collection Name: McCormick - International Harvester

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: McCormick Mss 6Z, box 164, folder 11575

Original Dimensions: 35mm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Photograph taken for "International Trail" magazine, volume 40, number 1, 1970. Not used in publication.

SUBJECTS

Architecture

Arts

Automobiles

Buses

Church buildings

Cities and towns

Firearms

Flags

Human settlements

Missions

Outdoor photography

Persons

Political science

Religion

Sculpture

Sidewalks

Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols

Streets

Technology

Trailers

Transportation

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