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"Wisconsin" Statue

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Title: "Wisconsin" Statue
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 badger and clusters of grapes on top of "Wisconsin's" head, and an orb in her left hand.

Image ID: 35542
April 11, 1971 
Potter, James T.
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
James T. Potter Collection
Genre: Photograph
Originally published in a Wisconsin State Journal column entitled "Have You Seen This Madison?". The column ran from 1969 to 1977. In the original column with which this photograph ran, the statue was referred to erroneously as Miss Forward.
Subjects: Sculpture
Capitol buildings
Wisconsin State Capitol
Art, Classical
Indoor photography

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Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

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