Women’s History Month and Mary Baker Eddy

March is National Women’s History Month.  It is a time for remembering the women who have made this country and this world what it is today.  One of these such women was Mary Baker Eddy.  Eddy was the founder of the Christian Science religion and a native of New England.  She was born in Bow, New Hampshire in 1821, the last of six children of Mark and Abigail Baker.

Dallin sculpted Eddy in 1922, likely as a result of the commemoration of the centennial of her birth.  The World’s Columbian Exposition showcased the Christian Science religion and Dallin, a participant in that Exposition, likely sculpted her as a tribute on this anniversary.  The work by Rell G. Francis indicates that the statue was on the Longyear Foundation grounds in Brookline, Massachusetts.  This is the home of the museum for the study of Mary Baker Eddy’s life. 

Confirmation of the statues location is pending.

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2 responses to “Women’s History Month and Mary Baker Eddy

  1. Hi, Christine–
    Thank you for this blog. I have visited Boston and seen the statue of Paul Revere, but did not know anything of the sculpture. I am happy to have found your blog. I wonder if there is any way using WordPress that you can include links to images of some of his major works?
    I also want to thank you for this post about Mary Baker Eddy who was one of the women named as “The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time.” She was truly remarkable.
    I know someone who works for the Longyear Museum and have asked her to try to confirm the existence of a Dallin sculpture there. I will let you know what I learn.
    All the best!

  2. Hi Betsy —
    You are sure welcome and thank you for the information. I will be posting images within the month.
    Best,
    Christine

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