Form Plaque: 1894


One of two plaques created to commemorate the Form of 1894, carved by J. Gregory Wiggins. The following description of the events depicted was provided by Wiggins:

In the upper portion of the shield we have the Shattuck barge, which made the trip from Long Pond to School in 6 minutes. In the lower portion we have a portion of the artist, I. Kirshmeyer, carving figures for the reredos, which was completed this year. The carver was a friend of Anton Lang and took part in the Passion Play at his native town of Oberammergau. He was a pioneer of ecclesiastical woodcarving in the United States. The winged wheel is for the bicycle race and the remarkable time made by the winner (16 miles in 46 minutes) and the football stands for the first outside game ever played at S.P.S., when the School beat Harvard scrub 12-10 in a hard fought contest.

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"Form Plaque: 1894." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 21 July 2024.