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Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Daniel C. French, sculptor of the figure, "Wisconsin" which graces the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome. French met George Post at the C...

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)

Date: 1948-08-25 

Description: Sculptor Stefan Mittler, posed with an 11 feet 6 inch tall statue of St. Peter at his monument works at 29 N. Orchard Street. The statue was intended for N...

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: The bronze statue "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, is hoisted to the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Vinnie Ream Hoxie with a harp.

Date:  

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...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sid posing with the Gnome sculpture, in his backyard. A cigar is clamped in his mouth and he is wearing a dark beret, a short-sleeved white button-down shi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chipp...

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: 2002 

Description: "Genius of Wisconsin" statue, which was originally sculpted by Helen Mears for the Columbian Exposition of 1893. It was later recreated in marble by the Pi...

Date: 1966 

Description: A man, possibly sculptor Howard Hastings, watches as an International Harvester professional sculpts a clay model of a "Multipurpose Safety Utility Vehicle...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sid Boyum standing in his backyard between the Blue Pillar with Figure and Pelican, and a large white Lantern sculpture. Other sculptures are in the backgr...

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...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Original caption: "Universal Actor as Sculptor Ben Wilson spends leisure hours at favorite pastime--the making of statuary. Here he is modeling a statuet...

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...

Photograph

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

Karl Bitter

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Description: Portrait of Karl Bitter, sculptor of "Wealth" and other statuary for the Wisconsin 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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Sid standing among his closely-packed backyard sculptures, one of which is "Multi-Tiered Pagoda." A cigar is clamped in his mouth and he is wearing a dark...

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