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Smith Monument Postcard Prior to 1914

After the loss of the pedestal and before its rehab in 1914 the Smith Monument on Star Island wore this sign. In 1907 an article appeared in the local paper complaining about the sad state of the monument. The sign inaccurately lists the arrival of Smith as 1626 instead of 1614. (Courtesy ISHRA Shoals Collection at Portsmouth Athenaeum)

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