OOSI Sculpture

Unborn Children Monument

1919 / Creator Unknown / Fostoria

Unborn Children Monument of Fostoria Fountain Cemetery 1.jpg

This giant monument features a religious scene of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus is nailed to the cross in the middle with Salome on her knees at the base looking mournfully at a covered lantern. They are flanked by Mary Magdalene to his left (our right) and Mary of Nazareth, or the Virgin Mary, to his right (our left.) The monument was erected to memorialize the unfortunate children who were never born.

There are several plaques on the front of the base.

The top plaque reads: "The Unborn" Glorified in Heaven Remembered on Earth
Knights of Columbus Council 1197

The plaques to the right and left of the central plaque reads: (Left) Matthew, Stephen, G. G. G., Kenneth Richard, Elizabeth Jean, Micah Nicholas, A BOY, (Right) Jude, Lanna Elizabeth, Forest James, Grace Ann, Samuel Luke, Jamie Lee Bean

The lower plaque is a relief carving that reads: Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gottwallis -1919-

Location: Fostoria Fountain Cemetery, Van Buren Street

County

: Hancock County

Citation

: “Unborn Children Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed December 10, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1552.

Dublin Core

Title

Unborn Children Monument

Description

This giant monument features a religious scene of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus is nailed to the cross in the middle with Salome on her knees at the base looking mournfully at a covered lantern. They are flanked by Mary Magdalene to his left (our right) and Mary of Nazareth, or the Virgin Mary, to his right (our left.) The monument was erected to memorialize the unfortunate children who were never born.

There are several plaques on the front of the base.

The top plaque reads: "The Unborn" Glorified in Heaven Remembered on Earth
Knights of Columbus Council 1197

The plaques to the right and left of the central plaque reads: (Left) Matthew, Stephen, G. G. G., Kenneth Richard, Elizabeth Jean, Micah Nicholas, A BOY, (Right) Jude, Lanna Elizabeth, Forest James, Grace Ann, Samuel Luke, Jamie Lee Bean

The lower plaque is a relief carving that reads: Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gottwallis -1919-

Date

1919

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Fostoria Fountain Cemetery

Location Street

Van Buren Street