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Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group portrait, with Stuart, center, and Frank B. Fargo Jr. posing with their "Aunt Nellie," Helen Farnsworth Mears. The boys are wearing jackets and neckt...

Photograph

Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Group portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears posing with her nephews Stuart Fargo, center, and Frank Fargo Jr. They are reading a book together. Mears is weari...

Photograph

"The West" Statue

Date:  date unknown

Description: "The West" statue at the first floor southwest entrance the Wisconsin State Capitol. Vinnie Ream Hoxie modeled this statue in 1866-1868. It was carved in R...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908), Massachusetts-based sculptor. Handwritten inscription at bottom of card reads, "Harriet...

Date: 1990-05 date unknown

Description: One of four allegorical statuary groups, done by sculptor Karl Bitter, on the exterior of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This one is named "Strength", and is...

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Sculpting a Figure

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A female artist sculpts a female figure from clay.

Photograph

South Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: South Pediment, called "The Virtues and Traits of Character," by the sculptor Adolph Weinman. One of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the...

Photograph

"Forward" Statue

Date:  

Description: "Forward" statue, sculpted by Jean P. Miner, for the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, Illinios. After the exhibition, women of Wisconsin donated fu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: One of four allegorical statuary groups, by sculptor Karl Bitter, on the exterior of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This one is named "Faith", and is above t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Vinnie Ream Hoxie with a harp.

Historical Essay

Vinnie Ream Marble Sculpture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spirito Del Carnevale (Spirit of the Carnival)sculpture by Vinnie Ream, 1870. (Museum Object #1965.270.2)

Photograph

East Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: East Pediment, called "Liberty Supported by the Law", by the sculptor Karl Bitter. One of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the Wisconsin...

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Sculptor Jo Davidson standing next to his larger than life statue of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. The statue was presented to the National Statuary...

Photograph

Student Sculptor

Date: 1933-12-12 

Description: University of Wisconsin student sculpts a statue surrounded by small sculptures in the old student Union building.

Date: 1893 ca.

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 southwes...

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Date: 1914-07 

Description: Starting to raise "Wisconsin" statue onto the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (the fourth State Capitol, the third in Madison, 1906 - ). The gilded bro...

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"Wisconsin" Statue

Date: 1971-04-11 

Description: "Wisconsin", the bronze statue which was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, covered in gold leaf, atop the Wisconsin State Capitol. The piece includes a ba...

Photograph

North Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: North Pediment, called "Learning of the World, by the sculptor Attilio Piccirilli. This is one of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the Wi...

Photograph

Attilio Piccirilli

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Attilio Piccirilli, sculptor of many figures adorning the Wisconsin State Capitol. Attilio was one of several brothers who operated a stonecarv...

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