Nov. 03, 1958
Nov. 03, 1958

Table of Contents
Nov. 3, 1958

Professional Basketball
Mr. Deadly
Triumph Of Class
  • In another of his series on Asia's lively games, traveling artist John Groth records exotic sports of Thailand, the subcontinent of India and Afghanistan

On Field And Campus
Horse Show
Pro Football
  • By Kenneth Rudeen

    Thriving foreign automakers are busting buttons at London's big show this week—and eying the U.S. as eagerly as ever. Sports Illustrated here presents its own showing of new foreign cars

Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


'An ideal charger'

When the late philanthropist James Sheldon decided to give a heroic monument to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. his instructions were simple: "The greatest American on the greatest American horse," to be done by the finest animal sculptor of our time. The result is this magnificent statue of George Washington on Man o' War which Sculptor Herbert Haseltine has just finished casting in bronze.

This is an article from the Nov. 3, 1958 issue Original Layout

Haseltine was born in Rome 81 years ago, the son of a distinguished American painter. When Herbert was 12, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show visited the Eternal City and Haseltine was hooked for life. Following the show he wrote and illustrated a "newspaper," The Cowboy Gazette, and ever since has bent his artist's gaze on horses and horsemen. Of horses he gossips as of old friends: Gallahad had the nicest manners, Royal Minstrel had a tendency to toe out, Cavalcade gritted his teeth coming into the stretch.

The thought of Man o' War as Washington's mount delighted him. "An ideal charger," says Haseltine, an old friend and admirer of Big Red. "He could have carried weight too. He was a very vain horse and, if he saw visitors coming, his neck would go up. I changed him because I did not want him competing with Washington."