Yesterday: the raising of ‘Fame’ in 1909

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 20, 2015

Jimmie Higgins says this photograph of the 1909 Confederate monument’s being raised in Salisbury was one of many history-related photographs included in a 1994 Heritage Calendar, produced by Historic Salisbury Foundation and F&M Bank. Block and tackle are being used to raise the bronze grouping onto a pedestal of pink granite from Rowan County. Higgins said he found the calendar in an attic at the former Stiller’s Salvage Yard building. The ‘Gloria Victis’ monument often has been called “Fame’ in reference to the allegorical female figure that dominates the statue. The monument has been the focus of some local discussion about Confederate imagery.