Stony Stare

larkin mead marble bust brooks library brattleboroA white marble self-bust of native son and sculptor Larkin Mead holds its silent gaze at Brattleboro’s Brooks Memorial Library.

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Beauty Fades

james fisk jr monument statues brattleboroSilent stone maidens, scarred and worn, surround the tomb of Col. James Fisk, Jr., the infamous robber baron and railroad tycoon; native son of Brattleboro, Vermont, “Jubilee Jim’s” larger-than-life story was cut short in 1872 at 36 years of age by gunfire from a jealous rival.

At the Prospect Hill Cemetery above the Connecticut River, in Brattleboro, Vermont. Fisk’s monument was designed by another esteemed local, sculptor Larkin Mead.