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This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketches by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry,(1897-1946), for the rotunda at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The sketches were a reflection of the "historic struggle of man with nature" and were to be commissioned into murals for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the proposals never became a reality because of the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects, "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" which illustrated the first and third chapters in the state's history on the second-floor of the capitol.

Date: 1940

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Item Number: 214222
Call Number: FK2.1 C.1940c *21
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214222

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