San Francisco Cogswell Fountain


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San Francisco Cogswell Fountain
University of California Berkeley

One of Cogswell’s “Guardian of the Fountain” statues pictured in San Francisco circa 1888. As the San Francisco Call described it: “…the doctor stands proudly on the pedestal, with his whiskers flung to the rippling breezes. In his right hand he holds a temperance pledge rolled up like a sausage, and the other used to contain a goblet overflowing with heaven’s own nectar.” Carousers toppled the statue in 1894.


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