Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Newspaper Reader

By J. Seward Johnson, Jr., 1975, Princeton Borough Hall. Remember when most people read print news?
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(Some gossip: Johnson was an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune...until his father married the maid and she inherited his money. Bitter battles ensued, but the former maid kept most of the fortune. She lived at the 140-acre Princeton family estate, now a fancy golf course, until her husband's death.)

22 comments:

William Kendall said...

I can see that being a very photographer friendly locale!

Joe said...

I do like "street art" or perhaps I should say "park sculpture" like this. It adds a wonderful dimension and often conversation to a stroll in the fresh air.

cieldequimper said...

Bench sculptures I've discovered in the USA, we don't seem to have any here. This one is fab!

a.s.m. said...

Curiosa historia y simpática fotografía.
Saludos, Ángel

Andy said...

Many times I used his band-aids on me and my family. That makes him an okay guy in my books.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful !
Best regards, Synnöve

Revrunner said...

Wow! What a story.

Tanya Breese said...

oh boy, what a scandal!

Hilda said...

Ooh, juicy gossip!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We still like to read the Sunday paper.

Catherine said...

Love this reading sculpture in the shadows Lulu.... must admit I still love the act and feel of reading print news (and books :) ... and Ohh was this gossip ever juicy!

Kaya said...

Lulu, you photographed this sculpture in a very wonderful way. It's all in the shade and that is what makes it very interesting. And I learned a little bit about Johnson!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness I wonder how many fortunes over the years have gone to the maid, or the nanny, maybe even the stable boy :)) I really like this sculpture Lulu and as I'm one of those who still likes to read the 'actual' paper..I would join him if I could!

Mo said...

I still do

Peter said...

The sad decline of print journalism. A wonderful sculpture.

Randy said...

Nice sculpture.

Jack said...

I guessed that was a Johnson as soon as I saw it. He had a niche for realistic life-size bronzes simulating people in natural contexts. If I ever knew he was from the Johnson & Johnson family, I have forgotten it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat statue and I LOVE the gossip. ;))

Justine said...

I love these sculptures, well spotted and love the history lesson

Mersad said...

Great shot!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful sculpture and loved the added bit of gossip :).

Milandailyphoto.com said...

he's reading financial news???LOL!!!