Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Dublin Core

Title

Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Subject

Wendell Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

Made at the request of librarian James Read Chadwick, the bronzed fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes was displayed in the original Holmes Hall of the Boston Medical Library's building following the memorial meeting on October 30, 1894. The sculptor, Truman Howe Bartlett, claimed that when asked if he would hold a pen while the mould was being made, Holmes refused and, doubling up his fist like a prizefighter's, said,"Take it that way; that does not show the old man's wrinkles, does it?"

Creator

Bartlett, Truman Howe

Date Created

1886 January 29

Bibliographic Citation

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Contributor is Creator

No

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Original Format

Sculpture cast in bronze.

Files

holmes_fist.jpg

Citation

Bartlett, Truman Howe, “Cast of the fist of Oliver Wendell Holmes,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/42.

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