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Famous Carlislians

Posted by
jeff (aka dogilicious) (Millerstown, PA, United States) on 21 June 2009 in Cityscape & Urban.

Carlisle, PA - Not UK. In this billboard are Jim Thorpe who went to the Carlisle Indian School, Mary Hays McCauley - better known as Molly Pitcher, and the 3rd person I believe is Benjamin rush, the primary founder of Dickinson College.

OLYMPUS E-500 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 20 mm

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Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I like your position and framing, and thats quite a big brick painting, is it recent?

21 Jun 2009 9:23am

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks, It was painted in 2001 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The Art is fantastic, imagine that, wow, I love the angle you chose to bring it to its fullest, Bravo .5 Dog!

21 Jun 2009 12:18pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Great art work in this mural and unique POV. Your description reminded me of an old favorite film: Jim Thorpe, All American starring Burt Lancaster. Good shot.

21 Jun 2009 2:57pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Lotta mention of this mural out there but I like your photograph because it shows more of the context and placement of it on the wall of the eatery. Seems it was commissioned for the 250th anniversary of the town, in 2001.

21 Jun 2009 3:29pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you. Good eye!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture. Beautifully done.

21 Jun 2009 4:27pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image and I have always been amazed and fascinated by the story of Jim Thorpe! Great composition on this also!

21 Jun 2009 4:45pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

I never saw this there, I Will have to look better. I would like to hear you pronounce Carlislians:)

21 Jun 2009 5:06pm

Pravin Patade from Fremont, United States

Woww, looks so real!!!

21 Jun 2009 5:58pm

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent with your frame & that fence, bravo !

21 Jun 2009 8:00pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Great shot!

21 Jun 2009 8:53pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Very cool shot. We have a Carlisle, Massachusetts next to my home town of Concord, Massachusetts. I love history and love how things like this are incorporated into projects where everyone will get a chance to see them and learn about them...just by asking, "What's that?"

21 Jun 2009 9:16pm

grant from kansas city, United States

"carlislians" is a bit of a mouthful. nicely shot.

22 Jun 2009 1:25am

JamesC from portland, United States

History on a wall, strong message.

22 Jun 2009 7:01am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lots of history back east. Nice shot.

22 Jun 2009 4:56pm

OLYMPUS E-500
1/200 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
20 mm

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