Library Lions Don Masks in New York City

Another guest blog today.

The New York Public Library Lions don masks.

My sister has taken the role of a NYC tourist as she walks in the city and today she photographed Patience and Fortitude. They’re carved from pink Tennessee marble, designed by sculptor Edward Clark Potter.

Read about their naming and renaming here

“Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.”

Queen Victoria, Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn and Lord Byron on my Front Porch Sunday Afternoon

 

We had a good lunch together before the family had to drive back to Ohio.   Anna found the stack of National Portrait Gallery of London masks on the desk in the hall.

Amazing how paper masks change everyone’s look!  The masks are printed in England but I bought them through a catalog for a project I had in mind but ended up using a different set.