The Least Politically Correct Sculpture in San Francisco Has Got To Be This One, On Display at Civic Center

It’s called Early Times, or something.

A friar lays his Jesus trip down on a native Californian, back in the day:

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Oh well…

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4 Responses to “The Least Politically Correct Sculpture in San Francisco Has Got To Be This One, On Display at Civic Center”

  1. Tsar Khastiq II says:

    The runner-up would be the one at the intersection of Dolores and Market streets.

  2. sfmike says:

    According to Gray Brechin’s great history, “Imperial San Francisco,” this conglomeration of non-PC statues is even worse than you thought. It’s Frank Happersberger’s Pioneer Monument, 1894, commissioned for San Francisco by millionaire James Lick. From the book:

    Lick’s trust specified that the monument should be led by a representation of agriculture, but the sculptor or trustees had taken the liberty of moving one of mining to the fore and thus relegated farming to the side. Gold panners were more appropriate, they felt, for it was metal that had drawn the pioneers to the Golden State in the numbers necessary to crete both San Francisco and Lick’s fortune in urban real estate.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    I’ll check it out, thx

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Don’t know that one, I’ll look for it…