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Surveying Fire Damage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Surveying Fire Damage

Surveying Fire Damage | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A close-up of the damage caused to the third Wisconsin State Capitol by the fire of February 26-27, showing the first floor, and looking west through the Rotunda toward the exit. Close scrutiny of this view reveals some details of the original appearance of the Rotunda (compare this to Image ID: 7074), but most notable in the Rotunda is the presence of "Genius of Wisconsin," a female figure with an eagle on her shoulder. This marble statue by Helen Farnsworth Mears is one of the few objects from the third Wisconsin State Capitol on display in the present Capitol. You will find "Genius" one floor above ground level at the southeast entrance.
DESCRIPTION
A close-up of the damage caused to the third Wisconsin State Capitol by the fire of February 26-27, showing the first floor, and looking west through the Rotunda toward the exit. Close scrutiny of this view reveals some details of the original appearance of the Rotunda (compare this to Image ID: 7074), but most notable in the Rotunda is the presence of "Genius of Wisconsin," a female figure with an eagle on her shoulder. This marble statue by Helen Farnsworth Mears is one of the few objects from the third Wisconsin State Capitol on display in the present Capitol. You will find "Genius" one floor above ground level at the southeast entrance.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23155
Creation Date: February 1904
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 08 (State Capitol, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, [1848-1913])
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 8.117
Original Dimensions:4.5 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
About the two radiators, the specifications published in 1882 state: all pipes and radiators above the basement [are] to be painted in ornamental colors or bronzed, or part of both, to the satisfaction of the architects and board of commissioners."
SUBJECTS
Fires
Indoor photography
Arches
Architectural details
Wisconsin State Capitol
Sculpture

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