The Henderson Journal, May 21, 1925

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

Henderson, Kentucky, Honors Audubon, The Famous Naturalist

A Sculptured Bronze Memorial Tablet Erected

On the Main street side of Mann Bros. department store, Henderson, Ky., there is a new bronze memorial tablet, obtained at the instance of the Henderson County Historical Society, designed by George H. Honig, Evansville Sculptor, and generously erected by Mann Bros.

It is in Honor of John James Audubon, America's noted naturalist of the past century.

(Written for the Henderson Journal by Young E. Alison, on the Editorial staff of the Louisville Courier Journal)

The women of the Historical Society were fortunate, indeed, in the choice of George H. Honig, of Evansville, to execute the Audubon Placque so generously provided for by Mann Bros. The portrait medalion at the head of the tablet is a triumph of art both in spirit and execution. Those who have seen the original portrait, or its marvelous reproduction in line drawing, will recognize with a thrill that Mr. Honig has seized its very spirit of wild freedom and virile beauty and has called to life in bronze that which the painter saw in Audubon and fixed forever as the ideal of Nature's own Forester. I have seen many memorial tablets, executed by many artists, but none exceeds Honig's Audubon in the wide and splendid sweep of its lines--lines so few that the very simplicity and meagreness of the means used astonishes with the multiplicity of the effects it produces. It is an art treasure Henderson should jealously guard. The name of Honig may yet add great prestige to the itinerary of art in the thing itself.

Honig wrote across this article: Allison wrote the poem--Ho! Ho! Ho! and a bottle of Rum, etc. and a native of Henderson, Ky. Born there.