Thursday, July 5, 2012

Indian Weathervane - WPA

Poster from Works Progress Administration. (1938)

Possibly modeled on Tammany Flag/Liberty Pole and Weathervane in Philly, beginning of "Old (New) York" Road.  A lost to history artifact and urban landmark. The starting point of stagecoaches to New York before railroads.

Indian pointing to New York and or Setting Sun? Depending on the wind.

Weathervane in image, from some matching historical descriptions, likely modeled on the Lenni-Lenape Indian Chief Tamanend weathervane now lost to history.

Tamanend signed Treaty of Peace with Quaker Governor William Penn of Pennsylvania.




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