Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument

Canada/Montreal, The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument!
The Monument to George-Étienne Cartier is a national monument erected in 1919 located opposite Jeanne-Mance Park , east of Mount Royal in Montreal . He was raised by a committee which obtained subscriptions in all parts of the British Empire as well as in the United States. At the time of its construction, it was therefore of international as well as national significance.
It was commissioned to celebrate the hundredth birthday of George-Étienne Cartier in 1914 but was delayed because of the war . The inauguration ceremony took place on September 6, 1919. The monument was unveiled by King George V himself of the castle of Balmoral by the press of an electric button.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.
Top 30 meters, it consists of 18 bronze figures placed with granite blocks. It is the work of the sculptor George William Hill.
The monument is topped by a winged Goddess of Liberty.
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