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Dedication of eight mural paintings

Dedication of eight mural paintings
Date: April 30, 1978
This brochure has pictures and descriptions of the eight mural paintings in the Kansas State Capitol and information about the artist, Lumen Martin Winter.


John Steuart Curry

John Steuart Curry
Date: Between 1941 and 1942
John Steuart Curry standing on a ladder by the "Tragic Prelude" mural.


Kansas State House murals by John Steuart Curry

Kansas State House murals by John Steuart Curry
Creator: Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946
Date: Between 1940 and 1942
In this pamphlet, Kansas artist John Stuart Curry describes murals he created for the Kansas State Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas, include the "Tragic Prelude" featuring John Brown.


Kansas Statehouse statuary

Kansas Statehouse statuary
Date: August 20, 1981
This is a program from the dedication of the four statues by Peter F. Felten, Jr. The statues are of Arthur Capper, Amelia Mary Earhart, William Allen White, and Dwight David Eisenhower. Brief biographies are included.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of a concrete sculpture, entitled "Dog After Fox," from "The Garden of Eden" in Lucas, Kansas. The garden was created by Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, who was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also visible are a water tower with ladders, a fence around the sculpture, and unidentified structures in the background.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, standing next to what appears to be a coffin-shaped concrete slab and a lid inscribed with the Freemasons' square and compass symbol and the name "Dinsmoor." Dinsmoor was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas, Kansas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1932
A view of a concrete sculpture of the American flag from "The Garden of Eden" in Lucas, Kansas. The garden was created by Samuel Perry Dinsmoor, 1843-1932, who was a Civil War veteran and, subsequently, a teacher, sculptor, and landscape artist in Lucas. He created "The Garden of Eden" on his property in Lucas and constructed over 200 concrete sculptures there which depict his views about Populism and religion. The garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.


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