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Statue on Truck Trailer in front of California Mission

Statue on Truck Trailer in front of California Mission
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Title: Statue on Truck Trailer in front of California Mission
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."

Image ID: 98707
International Harvester Company
City, State: California
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Photograph
Photograph taken for "International Trail" magazine, volume 40, number 1, 1970. Not used in publication.
Subjects: Sculpture
Cities and towns
Church buildings
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards

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