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Statue on Truck Trailer in front of California Mission


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."


Image ID: 98707

Creation Date: 1970 

Creator Name: International Harvester Company



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


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




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