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Jefferson Memorial 3D Model
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Jefferson Memorial 3D Model
The Jefferson Memorial is a national monument honoring Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who was not only an American Founding Father, but also an author and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Finished model measures about 10" long, 9" wide, and 6" high.
3D Historic Buildings
Don't just read about them - build them! New to the homeschool market, CubicFun 3D Puzzles are ingenious supplements to any American history study. Made of pre-cut paper and reinforced by foam board, they are easy to assemble without any tools; simply slide the slotted pieces together. Finished models are elegant representations of the real government buildings. Includes detailed instructions to ensure success.
The Jefferson Memorial is a national monument honoring Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who was not only an American Founding Father, but also an author and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The idea for the Jefferson Memorial was introduced in 1934, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was a great admirer of Jefferson. At the time, there was a Federal Triangle project under construction and Roosevelt asked the Commission of Fine Arts to include the Jefferson Memorial in its plans. During that same year, Congressman John J. Boylan was appointed the commission’s chairman and worked to appropriate $3 million for the memorial.
Designed by John Russell Pope, construction began in 1939 under contractor Tyler Nichols. Pope used Jefferson’s own architectural tastes in the design of the memorial which is a circular, colonnade structure in the classic style, modeled after the Pantheon of Rome. The Commission of Fine Arts originally objected to the pantheon design because it would compete with the Lincoln Memorial, but President Roosevelt preferred the pantheon design and gave permission for the project to proceed.
In 1941, Rudolph Evans was commissioned to sculpt the statue of Jefferson. Originally cast in plaster and painted bronze, it was replaced by a nineteen-foot bronze statue weighing five tons once the World War II restrictions on the use of metals were lifted in 1947. Completed in 1943, the Jefferson Memorial sits on the shore of the Potomac River Tidal Basin. Adolph A. Weinman’s sculpture of the five members of the Declaration of Independence drafting committee submitting their report to Congress is featured on the triangular pediment, and quotations taken from Jefferson’s writings, which illustrate the principles to which he dedicated his life, adorn the interior of the memorial.
It should be noted that Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826, on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence at the age of 83.
Finished model measures about 10" long, 9" wide, and 6" high.
No glue required
Easy to assemble
No tools required
Made in China
- Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.
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