1.The Washington Post. “SOCIETIES DECORATE SAN MARTIN STATUE: Birthday of Argentine Patriot Is Observed at Judiciary Square.” The Washington Post (1923-1954); Washington, D.C. November 12, 1927.
In this article, the author discusses a gathering honoring the statue of General San Martin in Judiciary Square. The event takes place on San Martin’s birthday each year, November 11th. The statue of San Martin stands in the Judiciary Square area, honoring him as a Spanish-American hero. San Martin was honored by many different political societies in Washington, and showered with flowers and wreaths. His statue still stands in Judiciary Square today.
This source’s purpose is to establish how the statue is regarded in the public eye. There are many statues in Judiciary Square, and I wanted to contextualize each of them. This statue in particular represents an underrepresented community in Washington, D.C., the Argentinian community. This connects Judiciary Square to the rest of Washington, D.C. as a result.
2.Tighe, Josephine. “Comment on Darlington Memorial: Critics Declare Group Does Not in Any Way Exemplify Type and Character of Man It Is Intended to Honor. Supporters Contend That Maiden and Fawn Denote Tenderness, Which They Claim Was Outstanding Characteristic of Late Lawyer—Designer Finds Statue Facing Wrong Way and Turns It Around.” The Washington Post (1923-1954); Washington, D.C. December 16, 1923.
In Josephine Tighe’s article, the author discuss the controversy surrounding the Darlington Memorial in Judiciary Square and how its subject matter is affecting locals. The statue is erected to resemble a nude female and a fawn, which locals do not feel exemplifies the man for whom the statue was installed for. Locals question how the imagery use tie Joseph Darlington to the statue, a man who was highly regarded in the community of Washington, D.C.
This source’s purpose is to connect another statue to the D.C. area, as Joseph Darlington was a man known widely around Washington. The statue connects more communities throughout D.C. for its controversy as well, as different populations all agree that the statue is controversial.