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Object Name Statue
Catalog Number 1990.035.017
Collection Nicklin Collection
Description Statue of a girl and boy presented to Hon. J.B. Nicklin, related to the yellow fever epidemic in Chattanooga in 1878. The statue is of a girl carrying fishnets and boat hook over her shoulder while holding her skirt full of sea shells. At her side is a young boy looks on. Signature of sculptor Auguste Moreau (of Paris, France) cast in base. Dedicatory plaque on base. Plaque attached to base reads "Quarantine is Raised."

Presented to Nicklin when Mayor by his fellow citizens, on October 16, 1888. A notice in the newspaper on the date given advises the Tennessee state quarantine imposed because yellow fever in Florida and Alabama had been lifted.
Date 1888
Dimensions H-26.5 W-13 L-14 inches
Accession number 1990.035