This sculpture named The Rural Couple was created by sculptor George Segal. George Segal created two other sculptures for the FDR Memorial: The Fireside Chat and The Breadline
The sculpture is located in Room Two of the FDR Memorial. The figures are both mature and solemn with eyes downcast. The man stands and the woman sits in a wooden chair before what appears to be a barn wall made of rough hewn wood. To the couple’s right is a stable door with the upper half of the door swung open into a position flat against the barn wall. Only a dull, flat surface is visible through the open part of the door.
Room Two acknowledges and this sculpture reflects the privation of the Great Depression.
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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located on the southwest edge of the Tidal Basin accessible by foot from the path around the edge of the Tidal Basin with another entrance on West Basin Drive SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the sculpture The Rural Couple in Room Two of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
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