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"Angel of the Resurrection," Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Monument30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaImage from Wikipedia Commons
This monument is almost 40 ft. tall (yes: the station is that big) and commemorates the 1,307 Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in World War II. It was dedicated in 1952 by none other than Army Gen. Omar Bradley. The station itself dates to 1933 and is a lovely amalgam of Classical and Deco.
From Wikipedia:

It was designed by Walker Hancock (1901-1998), the Instructor of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and an Army veteran of World War II. Hancock had been one of the “Monuments Men” who recovered art looted by the Nazis.

"Angel of the Resurrection," Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Monument
30th Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Image from Wikipedia Commons

This monument is almost 40 ft. tall (yes: the station is that big) and commemorates the 1,307 Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in World War II. It was dedicated in 1952 by none other than Army Gen. Omar Bradley. The station itself dates to 1933 and is a lovely amalgam of Classical and Deco.

From Wikipedia:

It was designed by Walker Hancock (1901-1998), the Instructor of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and an Army veteran of World War II. Hancock had been one of the “Monuments Men” who recovered art looted by the Nazis.

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