The Spirit of Life began as a commission for a memorial to the famous Wall Street financier Spencer Trask (1844–1909). Trask was a summer resident in Saratoga Springs, New York and a founder of the committee which was charged with renewing the city’s reputation as a health resort. The commission for the monument came from George Foster Peabody who was a friend of Trask’s. Henry Bacon, who collaborated with French on the Lincoln Memorial, designed the setting for French’s statue. Audrey Munson was the model for the statue.
Little wooden replicas of buildings, landmarks, and scenes to help you remember the good times you had in Saratoga Springs. Buy the Cat’s Meows that have meaning for you and display them around your home or office.