released May 31, 2013
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#About the picture: This scuplture was in this little park dedicated to the Irish and this statue went from poor, hungry, crying people to happy, hopeful Irish just landing in America...it was very moving
Famine Memorial Sculpture by Glenna Goodacre, Philadelphia, PA (at Front & Chestnut Streets near Penns Landing) - This large bronze sculpture (12 feet high by 12 feet wide by 24 feet long) contains about 35 figures. The sculpture consists of the metaphorical journey of emigrants of the Irish famine from their beloved land to a ship that carried them over the great ocean to a new land of promise and survival. Emigrants enter the ship on one side of the sculpture, and on the other side of the sculpure, immigrants leave the ship to begin their new lives in America.
Summer. 2006 (Katie Tegtmeyer)