Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #167 - Statuary: pedestals, plinths, and settings

Photo: Dianne L. Durant[1]
The John Wolfe Ambrose monument, Battery Park, Manhattan. Original bust by Andrew O'Connor, Jr, created ca. 1900; recreated ca. 2017. Monument dedicated 1936, with map of New York Harbor by Frederick G.R. Roth, architect Aymar Embury II.[1,2] Embury was, of course, a New Deal architect; Roth was a WPA sculptor whose works are also featured in Embury's Central Park Zoo, among other places.
  1. John Wolfe Ambrose, Battery Park, Dianne L. Durante, diannedurantewriter.com, 13 March 2019.
  2. Battery Park, NYC Parks Department: "NYC Parks chief consultant architect Aymar Embury II (1880-1966) designed an architectural setting and wall niche for the sculpture which was inserted into the New York Aquarium at Castle Clinton, and decorated with a relief map of the harbor by Frederick G. R. Roth (1872-1944). The monument was dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia (1882-1947) on June 3, 1936."
  3. NYC Parks Department press release 2 June 1936 (explains the monument but does not credit Embury or the New Deal).