Friday, March 2, 2007

Figure It Out Friday #5







WHAT DO THESE TWO
HAVE IN COMMON?
Emily Warren Roebling
Details will follow in a new post




5 comments:

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

The statue is cast in the same metal used on the bridge?

The bridge image is a painting and the artist also created the statue?

I'm stumped.

The Tour Marm said...

I guess it's hint time:

This is a very famous bridge. The statue is of a very important general at a very important battle.

What are you doing up so late on a school night?

Sandy said...

My son (and his mother :-)) did an in-depth presentation on bridges last spring, so I knew the picture was the Brooklyn bridge and maybe the statue had somthing to do with the Roebling family...I spent WAY too much time trying to make the connection last Friday but I think I finally got it! The statue is of General Gouverneur K. Warren in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. An engineering officer named Washington Roebling made significant contributions to Union army while serving on Warren's staff, and he eventually married General Warren's younger sister, Emily. Washington's father, John Roebling, was the architect of the Brooklyn Bridge and after his death, Washington (and later, Emily) took over supervision of the project until the bridge was completed in 1883.

GreenmanTim said...

OK, so that's Gouverneur Warren of New York, Meade's Chief Engineer, standing on Little Round Top at Gettysburg, and on the right, the Brooklyn Bridge. So a guess, un- researched: the former had a hand in the latter. Second possibility: the designer of the bridge had a hand in designing the statue.

The Tour Marm said...

Sandy,

A+!

The connection is Emily Warren Roebling!

I'll post the complete answer tomorrow!

Thanks for playing!