Found: City Park, Appleton, WI

Found: City Park, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Printed by Souvenir Post Card Co., New York and Berlin.
Postmarked Appleton, Wis. May 26, 1909.
Written on front with fountain pen: "Hello Lenore and Edwin. From Papa."
City Park in Appleton is the oldest park in town. When students come to Appleton to attend Lawrence University, among their first discoveries is the "Ring Dance" sculpture by the late Dallas Anderson at the center of this park a couple blocks from campus. The circa 1996 bronze depicts six children prancing in a circle beneath the mist of a cooling fountain. The blissful children look nude at first glance, but indeed are wearing bathing suits. It is a perverse work of public art. The little girl on the vintage post card in her blue pinafore, tights, and formal stance gazes into the fountain as if envisioning a less restrained, more gregarious time for children nearly 100 years later.

Found: 1996 "Ring Dance" fountain sculpture in City Park, Appleton, Wisconsin.

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