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Old 12-29-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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My parents honeymooned in San Antonio in 1951. They had their photo taken in front of a fountain with two or more women,goddesses with their head resting on their had as though they are thinking. If I find I can include A photo I will send one. we are visiting San Antonio in January and would like to re create the photo. Thanks! Rick
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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I am including the photo of my parents sitting in front of the fountain. The back says "on our honeymoon in San Antonio". They are both deceased now. Would love any leads or info on this place. Thanks! Rick
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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I am including the photo of my parents sitting in front of the fountain. The back says "on our honeymoon in San Antonio". They are both deceased now. Would love any leads or info on this place. Thanks! Rick
I went to check online for San Antonio's top landmarks current & 50s.

Also checked at universities ,but nothing came up.

About the only thing I recall was Dr. Urrutia's estate which was located on
the corner of Broadway & Hildebrand. He had beautiful collection of ancient
statues & fountains. But this was a private residence in the '50s. Perhaps
your parents were guests. Hopefully others will provide better reply to help you
find the location. Let me know if you find it. Good Luck !


Not much has remained !
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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That is a HUGE fountain. I love fountains and I have not seen this one in our city.
If someone can prove me wrong please do so because I'd love to see this fountain.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Brentwood
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Is that picture cropped by any chance? If so, could you maybe scan the whole thing. It looks like that might be a road overpass in the background. If there were maybe more of the background to see it might help in identifying the location.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I wonder if this fountain was disassembled. Those two sculptures look very similar to the ones on your photo:


McNay Museum and Park, San Antonio, TX by elnina999, on Flickr


McNay Museum and Park, San Antonio, TX by elnina999, on Flickr
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:38 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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I was trying to reduce the pixelization to see if anything could be gleaned from the background. 1947 kind of appears at the middle left.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I wonder if this fountain was disassembled. Those two sculptures look very similar to the ones on your photo:
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good call.

if those castings are not from the fountain, they were cast from the same mold.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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Very nice catch elnina!

Zooming in you can see J.J. Ducel & Son stamped onto both pieces. Googling his name and fountains reveals similar styles.

Wondering now if the fountain in the OP has any connection to the now closed Ursuline Academy. Bishop Odin and sisters set up shop in San Antonio in the mid-1800s and had connections to France where the Ducel Ironworks were located.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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I wonder if this fountain was disassembled. Those two sculptures look very similar to the ones on your photo:


McNay Museum and Park, San Antonio, TX by elnina999, on Flickr


McNay Museum and Park, San Antonio, TX by elnina999, on Flickr
Super observation elnina....

And this is to be appreciated of someone like you who has the ability to capture
beautiful images & inspire me to the challenge !


I would think McNay would be a nice place for the family gathering in case the
original is not found !

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