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.