Winkie the pigeon. WW2, plane in sea, no radio. Winkie, the pidgeon was turned loose, flew 129 miles, alerting rescuers and saving the entire crew, the act of "heroism" that saw it awarded the animal's equivalent of the Victoria Cross - the Dickin Medal. It was the first of dozens of animals honoured by veterinary charity PDSA during World War II.
Roman angel This reminds me of Munger's Cemetery in Chicago, South of Irving Park Road, a Catholic cemetery with another non-Catholic cemetery just north of Irving Park Road there, both with statuary, west of Sheridan Road toward Clark Street. The Victorians used to even picnic in cemeteries to enjoy the art!