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Object Name SHOVEL
Catalog Number 0985.07.00126a
Date 1905
Description The shovel has a pine handle with an iron and steel head. The head is painted red. The shovel handle has a silver over copper plate with the following inscription, "Pick and shovel used in breaking ground, Jefferson Davis Monument November 7, 1905." The shovel is pinned to a pick (.126).
Dimensions L-33.5 inches
Provenance The pick (.126) and shovel were used to break ground for the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond, Virginia at what is now the intersection of Monument Avenue and Davis Street on November 7, 1905.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Monument - Jefferson Davis, Richmond, VA, 1907
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Monuments & memorials
Ground breaking ceremonies
Ground breakings