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From Garfield Monument

From Garfield Monument

1994

Barney Taxel

(American, b. 1949)

Archival pigment print (printed 2015)

Image: 38.1 x 49.3 cm (15 x 19 7/16 in.); Paper: 43.1 x 55.8 cm (16 15/16 x 21 15/16 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2017.134

Description

Founded in 1869, Cleveland’s Lake View Cemetery is a burial ground, horticultural park, and public greenspace. In its midst stands the James A. Garfield Monument. At an imposing 180-feet high, it is the final resting place of the 20th president of the United States. An outdoor balcony near the top of the building offers a sweeping view of downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie.

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