Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

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University of Pittsburgh

Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
On Forbes Ave., across the street from The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Next to the dinosaur.
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Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes
When is it appropriate to rub the big toe of a statue? When it's lucky, and you can double your luck burnishing TWO big toes. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

There's been much discussion locally about what to do with this problematic statue. Momentum is gaining to remove it. Visit sooner rather than later.

[Paul, 10/15/2017]

The shoeless bronze toes of banjo-strumming slave "Uncle Ned" have been burnished bright by those seeking good luck. The statue was dedicated in 1900.

Lucky toe. Lucky me.

Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

I was there. I came, conquered and touched.

[Vladimir Rozvadovskiy, 07/03/2014]


Lucky toes.

Stephen Foster's Lucky Toes

What about the giant dinosaur next to this statue? Don't forget to check that out.

[Dogsbreath, 06/28/2014]

Okay, but only after the toes.

Snow covered statue.

Stephen Foster's Lucky Toe

Snow covered lucky toe.

[Paul, 02/02/2010]

The Art of mobile photography never ceases to amaze us!

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