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Louis R. Kirchner (American/Minnesota, 20th century), 3 bronze plaques depicting scenes associated with World War II: a Navy battleship steaming through ocean waters, a fighter plane flying across palm trees, and army soldiers storming a beach (likely D-Day). All signed lower right L.R. Kirchner with additional copyright/possible foundry mark TFCOC lower left. Battleship plaque (with border) measures 7-1/2" x 11-3/4", airplane plaque is 7-1/2" x 10-1/4", and D-Day plaque is 8" x 10". Note: sculptor Louis Kirchner was an associate sculptor under Carlo Brioschi (also known as Charles Brioschi, Italian-Minnesota1879-1941) and his brother Amerigo Brioschi in the St. Paul Minnesota firm of Brioschi-Minuti. The firm provided much of the early bronze and plaster architectural ornamentation for leading Twin Cities buildings (including the Foshay Tower and State Theater, the Hotel St. Paul, and University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium and Law Building) and public art sculptures including the Floyd B. Olson Memorial Statue in Minneapolis, which also bears Kirchner's name. Source: Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. CONDITION: Battleship plaque: 3 small abrasions, largest 1/3" diameter, to upper left. Fighter plane: 2 small areas of whitish oxidation/corrosion at center top and center bottom, 2 areas of green oxidation, about 1-1/2" each, to right side, a 3/4" area of burnishing and two smaller spots to left side. D-Day: small area of light abrasion to upper right corner, overall very good condition.