Location: 71st Street, east side
Artist/Designer: Frederick George Richard Roth and assistants sculpted Mother Goose; Victor Frisch created Snow Babies
Materials: Mother Goose: granite; Snow Babies: cast stone
Funding: Department of Parks and Recreation, with support from the Works Progress Administration
Frederick George Richard Roth’s Mother Goose and Victor Frisch’s Snow Babies welcome visitors to Rumsey Playfield. The first sculpture to greet visitors to the play area is the fabled female storyteller in a conical hat atop a flying goose. Bas-reliefs of Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, and other storybook characters surround the goose. To enter the playfield, visitors walk between two brick gateposts. On top of the posts is a visual treat: two children on their sleds wrapped up against the cold and snow, gazing at each other.
and Snow Babies
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