Tuesday, February 21, 2012
At first glance he could be any visitor to the Massachusetts State House in Boston, or a staff member, or a legislator, or anybody at all.
He's the 35th President of the United States. The figure, at this distance, seems so natural as if about to descend the stairs, we have to pause to recognize John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the west plaza, striding eternally into the future.
The statue was completed in 1990, by scupltor Isabel McIlvain. JFK never served in the state legislature, but visited the State House in 1961 and addressed the General Court.