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The Italian Immigrants

By Rudolph Torrini
Category: Statue

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The Italian Immigrants was commissioned for a prominent corner in the Italian neighborhood known as The Hill and represents a young immigrant family dressed in turn-of-the-century attire. The sculpture, which honors Italian settlers in the area, depicts a mother with a newborn baby and a father with a single suitcase in hand. The woman’s eyes are downcast as she clutches her child to her chest, as if already burdened with the trials the small family has endured before arriving in the strange new country. The hope of a new life in America can be seen in the man, however. With one foot extended forward and an arm encircling his young wife, the immigrant father peers into the distance with a hopeful expression, as if anticipating that the future holds a better life than the past.

Dimensions: 7′ x 3′ x 3′
Year Completed: 1972
Material: Bronze
Owner: Hill 2000 Association
Donor: Hill 2000 Association


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