As amazing as it is in this A-Z posting, today I am continuing our tour of the United States Capitol from where I left off yesterday. After touring the Rotunda we made our way to Statuary Hall.
My post for letter K, included pictures of some of the statues from National Statuary Hall collection. (It also included more information about the collection than I’m including here.) We saw six more statues in the Rotunda but I was too busy taking pictures of other things to take pictures of statues.
We spent some time talking about the second statue provided by the state of Minnesota. Unlike the other Minnesotan honored with a statue, I had heard of Henry Mower Rice ( a very pretty park in St. Paul is named after him).
|Henry Mower Rice
Frederick E. Triebel Artist
Given by Minnesota in 1916
A few statues in Statuary Hall caught my attention:
From left to right:
- Standing next to the statue of Henry Mower Rice is a bronze statue of Jefferson Davis by Augustus Lukeman that was given by the state of Mississippi in 1931. A statue of Robert E. Lee is also in the collection.
- This marble statue of Ethan Allen by Larkin G. Mead was given by the state of Vermont in 1876. This statue is much taller than other statues in the room.
- This bronze statue of Father Junipero Serra was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by California in 1931. It is one of the statues in the collection most likely to be replace by one of a woman. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.