ABOUT THIS CARVING
Full Inscription: Boston Strong - Since 1630
Origins: If you’ve ever visited Boston, and you should, you’ll feel the strength of spirit of the city. As early as its founding in 1630, it seems Boston has been a hotbed of innovation and fresh thinking — as well as strong character and deep convictions. When the expression “Boston Strong” started to be used in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing, there was no question it “fit” Boston and Bostonians and was going to survive the test of time. We knew immediately we wanted to create a carving of it that would be just as lasting.
The first thought was to find a connection to Boston in the lettering we selected, but it also had to properly convey the strength of Boston. After a rather exhaustive search through numerous vintage typography catalogs from old Boston-based type foundries, we were unable to find exactly what we wanted. The search began afresh with the relatively simple mission of just finding the right lettering — anywhere. With this new strategy, we were pleased to ultimately find a typeface that met our expectations — and absolutely ecstatic to learn it was designed in 1894 by William H. Bradley, a native son of Boston!
Source: Original Source Unknown
Recommended Finish: Our darker toned Heritage Oak finish offers the rich look of a vintage piece and works especially well with designs like this which have larger carved lettering.
Product Dimensions: 6" X 32" X 3/4"
Includes: Custom installation kit for wall display, installation instructions, Origins Story Card. (Plinth Base not included, but available separately.)
Charitable Category: A portion of the proceeds from this piece to benefit Boston area charities.
Classic Oak, GTI-QU035-6-OC
Heritage Oak, GTI-QU035-6-OH
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