International studio — 61.1917

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The Roebling Memorial


THE ROEBLING MEMORIAL

SPENCER ROBERTS, ARCHITECT

THE work shown is a memorial to the wife
of Mr. Ferdinand W. Roebling and may be
seen in a village cemetery at Ewing, near
Trenton, New Jersey. The bronze panels and
wreaths were designed by John Taylor Roberts,
a former student of Charles Grafly, whilst the
balance of the work is to the credit of his brother,
the architect, Spencer Roberts.
The material is selected Westerly Pink Granite,
a stone of fine texture and very beautiful colour.
The dark panel upon which the name “Roebling”
is cut is the same granite polished.
The bronze panel is symbolic of spiritual adora-
tion. The beauty of the thought is in its tenderness
of feeling; the rose—a symbol of love; the dial—■
time; the birds signify a song of peace or the
flight of the soul; the kneeling figures—spiritual
exultation, rather than intense grief.
In view of so much painful memorial work that
is in evidence on all sides—we refer to the com-
mercial output of certain granite firms that make
inartistic copies of good or bad originals—it is
always a pleasant task to call attention to work
that is artistically pleasing.

THE ROEBLING MEMORIAL


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