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Helen Farnsworth Mears

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Description: Helen Farnsworth Mears sitting on a ladder and resting her head against her hand.
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Proposed Wisconsin State Capitol Dome Statue

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Description: Model of statue by Helen Farnsworth Mears that was rejected as "too heavy and bulky looking" for the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Mary Mears

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Description: Writer Mary Mears, second daughter of John Hall Mears and Elizabeth Farnsworth Mears, in formal studio portrait.
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Helen and Mary Mears

Date: 1895
Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Helen and Mary Mears in profile.
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Helen Farnsworth Mears

Date: 1893
Description: Portrait of Oshkosh native Helen Farnsworth Mears, age 20, at the time of the unveiling of her sculpture, "Genius of Wisconsin," on display at the southwes...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest Winners

Date: March 27 1957
Description: Group portrait of five Madison public school students, winners of the 1957 Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest. Left to right: Dave Olson, East High; Allen...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 23 1960
Description: Randy Olson holds his fourth-prize winning landscape painting at the Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest for eighth graders. Admiring the painting are three...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 23 1960
Description: Sandy Rasmussen discusses her first-prize winning painting in the Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest for eighth graders with Ruth Allcott, art director of...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 23 1960
Description: Portrait of two prize winners in the Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest for eighth graders. Mary Jo Ylitalo (left) won second prize, and Sarah Christenson...
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"Genius of Wisconsin" Sculpture at Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1900
Description: The sculpture, "Genius of Wisconsin" by Helen Farnsworth Mears, displayed in the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol. On the right is a display ca...
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Three Sisters

Date: 1903
Description: An informal head and shoulders portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears (1872-1916), left, and her sisters Louise Morilla Mears Fargo (1866-1925), center, and Ma...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 24 1954
Description: The four finalists, one of whom will represent Madison in the district division of the Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Federa...
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Adin Randall Memorial Fountain

Date: 1910
Description: Memorial fountain in a sylvan setting.
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Capitol Interior (third) — Genius of Wisconsin

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Description: Marble sculpture "Genius of Wisconsin" created by Helen Farnsworth Mears. It was commissioned by the Milwaukee Women's Club and, after being executed in ma...
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Woman's Club of Madison Art Awards

Date: March 28 1956
Description: Portrait of the Helen Farnsworth Mears art awards winners, sponsored by the Woman's Club of Madison. Clockwise from the left are: Mary Paulsen, Ralph Holde...
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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 23 1960
Description: Contest judge Mrs. Daisy Breyer (left) and Central High school art teacher Mrs. Merrie Wisiol (right) admire the painting of Beverly Fries, a fifth-place w...
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Winners of Annual Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Date: March 26 1954
Description: Group portrait of the winners of the annual Madison Woman's club Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest. Pictured left to right: Margaret N. Evans, 2317 Sommer...
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Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913
Description: Group portrait of Helen Farnsworth Mears posing with her nephews Stuart Fargo, center, and Frank Fargo Jr. They are reading a book together. Mears is weari...
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Winners of 1958 Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Awards

Date: March 26 1958
Description: 8th-Grade winners of the 1958 Helen Farnsworth Mears art contest. The contest started in 1927 to honor the memory of the Oshkosh-born sculptor to encourag...
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Aunt Nellie

Date: 1913
Description: Group portrait, with Stuart, center, and Frank B. Fargo Jr. posing with their "Aunt Nellie," Helen Farnsworth Mears. The boys are wearing jackets and neckt...

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