OOS Sculpture

Goldie Bell Taylor Sculpture

1886 / Creator Unknown / Salem

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This sculpture is a memorial to Salem's Goldie Bell Taylor. The little girl was two years old girl when she died in 1886 from iron poisoning. Her father Jacob sold his farm just to pay for the statue at her gravesite at a cost of $4000. A mysterious element surrounds the sculpture as flowers have been laid upon the sculpture for many generations. No certainty as to who brings the flowers is known.

County

: Columbiana

Citation

: “Goldie Bell Taylor Sculpture ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed March 3, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1709.

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Title

Goldie Bell Taylor Sculpture

Description

This sculpture is a memorial to Salem's Goldie Bell Taylor. The little girl was two years old girl when she died in 1886 from iron poisoning. Her father Jacob sold his farm just to pay for the statue at her gravesite at a cost of $4000. A mysterious element surrounds the sculpture as flowers have been laid upon the sculpture for many generations. No certainty as to who brings the flowers is known.

Date

1886

Subject

Source

https://www.wfmj.com/story/36707127/mystery-behind-goldie-bells-flowers-spans-generations

Contributor

Identifier

1709

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