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Helen Farnsworth Mears

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DESCRIPTION

Portrait of Oshkosh native Helen Farnsworth Mears, age 20, at the time of the unveiling of her sculpture, "Genius of Wisconsin", on display at the southwest entrance of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Mears offered three different designs for the statue surmounting the Capitol dome before the commission finally awarded the contract to Daniel Chester French. Shortly after her death, a group of Wisconsin women purchased Mear's "Genius of Wisconsin", which was placed in the Capitol.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 10583

Creation Date: 1893 ca.

Creator Name: Unknown

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Collection Name: Name File

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: Name File

Original Dimensions: 2 x 3 inches

SUBJECTS

Arts

Persons

Portrait photography

Sculptors

Women

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