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"California Volunteers", (Spanish American War) Statue, Artist: Douglas Tilden, Dolores Street And Market Street, San Francisco, California

Center Of Street
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This "California Volunteers" sculpture, by Douglas Tilden, was erected on an island in the center of Dolores Street were it met Market Street.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:58:53 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1761
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The Plaque
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The plaque describing this sculpture was on the left side of its base. That plaque read:

Erected By
The Citizens Of San Francisco
In Honor
Of The
California Volunteers
Spanish-American War
1898
"First To The Front"


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:59:34 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1763
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Side View
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The side view of the sculpture was the most dramatic. It illustrated the god of war astride a horse with wings, with two soldiers beside it, one standing and one fallen.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 07:59:41 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1764
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Standing Soldier
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The standing soldier held a sword in one hand, and a pistol in the other hand.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:00:01 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1265
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Fallen Soldier
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The fallen soldier continued to hold up his rifle as he died.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:00:34 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1766
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God Of War's Head
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The god of war's head wore a helmet with wings. Next to the head was a partly unfurled flag.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:00:40 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1767
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A Broad Sword
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The God of War held up a broad sword.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:00:43 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1768
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Guns Pointed
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A view of the guns of the two soldiers, showing they were aimed in different directions.


"California Volunteers" external link (Spanish American War) external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Douglas Tilden external link   •  Dolores Street And Market Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:01:00 Thursday 7 September 2023)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 20 February 2024)   •  © 2024 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C23_1769
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