To read the journal start
at the home page and
"next" button at the
bottom of each page or
you can see the entire
list of journal entries,
to date, on the
journal archive page
in the Newsboy Sculpture
(the bottom of each page
has student and
Ordering the Small
(Small sculpture is an
edition of 100,
large sculpture is
an edition of 10)
Gallery of the
The Newsboy created by Texas Sculptor- Bridgette Mongeon is a limited edition of ten. Ms. Mongeon has agreed to recreate historical newspapers for each of the future bronze Newsboys. This page describes the Newsboy editions that have sold, their historical newspapers and their placement. If you are interested in purchasing one of the newsboys in the edition you can find out more information by contacting the artist or following the links below.
Texas Press Association
The sculpture was originally commissioned by the Texas Press Association and intended for the State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. For the sculpture to be placed at the capitol building it must first pass through legislation. Until then It presently resides outside of the Texas Press Association building. If you would like to see the sculpture it is located at 718 W. Fifth St., Austin, TX 78701.
Second Sculpture in the Edition-
Tabor City Tribune
|The Meyer Gallery in Utah contacted me about the edition of the life-size bronze Newsboy. Their client wanted to buy one in the edition to honor the Tabor City Tribune and the former editor/publisher Walter Horace Carter. They inquired to see if the Newsboy could be recreated with a replica of the Tabor City 1953 newspaper announcing their winning of the Pulitzer. That is where the idea of changing each newspaper for the rest of the newsboy life-size bronze edition came from.
According to the 1953 Tabor City Tribune newspaper that was sent to me, they were the first weekly paper to receive such an honor and shared it with Whiteville News-Reporter. Both papers were chosen for their crusade against the Ku Klux Klan, quite an impressive and courageous accomplishment, in this artist’s opinion. I am thrilled to be a part of this place in history.
The client sent me a copy of the paper. I had to modify the design of the newspaper so that it would translate to bronze, but was able to keep the look, headline and masthead of the paper. To recreate this paper for the bronze a wax is poured for each of the papers that are a part of the sculpture. There are some under his arm, one in his hand and some at his feet. Each must be carved in the wax to represent the new paper and headline. Here you will see the copy of the newspaper, my marker layout, the wax and how all of that transferred into the details of the bronze papers. Of course the back of the paper remains as I created it with the tribute to Skinney and others based on the historical article written by history professor Vincent Digirolamo.
I am still waiting for photographs of the placement of the sculpture and official comments. You can follow these links to read more about Horace Carter, Tabor Tribune and Tabor City.
To see other views of both the small and life size sculpture visit the Newsboy Gallery.
To learn the headlines that have been carved in history and see where the other Newsboy sculptures are placed visit the Newsboy Edition Page.
There is a Online Newsboy Journal created by the artist that depicts the entire eight month process. Complete with educational material for students and teachers. Curriculum is available upon request.
If you would like a press release about Ms. Mongeon and her carving history with the Newsboy headlines please feel free to utilize The Press Release/Story for The Newsboy. If higher resolution photographs are needed contact the artist. Any photographs that are found on the site may be used. Please send a copy of your story to the artist at P.O. Box 10562, Houston, Texas 77018, or send a link to the online story to the artist's e-mail address.