Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Samuel Colt

Regular viewers of this blog have seen numerous mentions of Samuel Colt, the wealthy munitions maker who became famous for the Colt .45 revolver.  His monument is in Colt Park in the south end of Hartford.

The two main statues are of Colt when he was a young sailor and when he was a rich and  powerful businessman.

18 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful sculpture!I love this composition, the sculpture, the angle and blue sky on the background!
Léia

Randy said...

Nice composition.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like the type of monument usually constructed for a political leader, not a businessman.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the young Samuel Colt so much better Jack :)

Sharon said...

This statue tells a story of success.

Sylvia K said...

I prefer the young Colt, too, but both are great statues -- I just find the youthful innocence more appealing, particularly these days!! Hope your week is going well, Jack!

Lowell said...

You did a good job composing this even though there are some who might question his contribution to society! :)

Clueless in Boston said...

Was that the gun they called the "Peacemaker?"

Karl Demetz said...

I'm glad to see this statue, Jack!
Samuel Colt made ​​history.

RedPat said...

I like the young sailor, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like how it shows Colt at two very different stages in his life. It makes him seem more real...at least in my mind.

VP said...

So that's the guy... He really changed history, in his own way! (I have to confess that I still own a replica of a Colt .45 revolver)

Michelle said...

Quite an interesting contrast in these figures.

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting photo of Colt's statues. Colt made more of their .45 automatic than of their revolver, right?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The pose of the young Colt reminds me of the classical statue of the boy with a thorn in his foot. Just the pose I guess.

Doronette NF said...

Nice to meet you Samuel Colt !

CaT said...

quite a change!
very original! when was it made? after his death? before?

William Kendall said...

QUite a pair of sculptures!