Monday, September 09, 2013
Monday's Postcard: Sir Francis Drake Statue
Another of those images that is now gone but not forgotten. This is from circa 1910 Germany. A statue of Sir Francis Drake in the town of Offenburg, Germany, celebrating the Potato.
In 1853 an Alsatian sculptor named Andreas Friederich erected this statue portraying the English explorer with his left hand holding a potato plant. At the base of the statue it stated: “Sir Francis Drake, introduced potatoes into Europe, in the year of our Lord 1586.”
News article from 1960