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Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural

Wisconsin State Capitol "Resources of Wisconsin" Mural | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Three men are posing in front of the "Resources of Wisconsin" mural.  The only room in New York City with proper lighting and space large enough for Edwin Blashfield, the artist, and helpers to work on a 34 foot painting was the Vanderbilt Gallery in the Fine Arts building.  When the mural was finished, it was cut, with the paint still fresh, Grandmother said, into sections. Then they were rolled up, placed in boxes and sent to Wisconsin. Here the pieces were spread out and allowed to dry. Then they were re-rolled, put in heavy burlap bags, re-crated and stored in the corridors of the capitol until they could be installed.   When that time came, a scaffold was erected, and Blashfield’s assistants came to Wisconsin to supervise the installation, touch up the seams and put a coat of wax on the decoration.
DESCRIPTION
Three men are posing in front of the "Resources of Wisconsin" mural. The only room in New York City with proper lighting and space large enough for Edwin Blashfield, the artist, and helpers to work on a 34 foot painting was the Vanderbilt Gallery in the Fine Arts building. When the mural was finished, it was cut, with the paint still fresh, Grandmother said, into sections. Then they were rolled up, placed in boxes and sent to Wisconsin. Here the pieces were spread out and allowed to dry. Then they were re-rolled, put in heavy burlap bags, re-crated and stored in the corridors of the capitol until they could be installed.   When that time came, a scaffold was erected, and Blashfield’s assistants came to Wisconsin to supervise the installation, touch up the seams and put a coat of wax on the decoration.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:131074
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin State Capitol photographs, circa 1900-1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1706000016
Original Dimensions:2048 X 1563 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Transparency donated for copying from the Kilgour family.
SUBJECTS
Galleries (Architecture)
Skylights
Wisconsin State Capitol
Murals
Painters
Painting
Clothing and dress
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Portraits, Group

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