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Carvers at Work

Carvers at Work | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Carvers at work on the Karl Bitter sculpture for the fourth Wisconsin State Capitol (third in Madison). Between 1911 and 1913, a group of stone cutters (many of them Italian) worked on the four figural groups designed for the base of the dome. The figures were first carved near the Milwaukee Road shed and then hoisted into place when completed. Seen here are figures (left to right) faith, abundance, and three elements from strength.
DESCRIPTION
Carvers at work on the Karl Bitter sculpture for the fourth Wisconsin State Capitol (third in Madison). Between 1911 and 1913, a group of stone cutters (many of them Italian) worked on the four figural groups designed for the base of the dome. The figures were first carved near the Milwaukee Road shed and then hoisted into place when completed. Seen here are figures (left to right) faith, abundance, and three elements from strength.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:9570
Creation Date: 1911
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 09 ((State Capitol, 4th [present capitol, 1906-])
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 9.18
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Architecture, Classical
Wisconsin State Capitol
Art, Classical
Carving (Decorative arts)
Sculpture
Hats
Work clothes
Tools
Indoor photography
Men

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