Boy with the Leaking Boot Fountain Fresno California

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Title

Boy with the Leaking Boot Fountain Fresno California

Subject

Fountains -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Historic sites -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Statues -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- History -- Sources.

Description

Statue was originally cast from pewter and placed in Courthouse Park in August 1895. It was known as "Iron Johnny", depicting a boy holding up one of his leaking boots, which constantly drain water. It served as a combination of statue and communal drinking fountain cooled by daily deliveries of ice. In 1947, the statue was re-cast in bronze and relocated on Tulare Street, between L and M streets.

Source

1 Photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;14 x 9 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1890

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0031

Coverage

ca 1890

Files

frp0031a.jpg

Citation

“Boy with the Leaking Boot Fountain Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1683.

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