El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 225, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY TIMES. FB1DAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1»»».
WAITING FOR DEWEY
8INGULAR OPPORTUNITY TO PICTURE
THE BATTLE OF MANILA BAY.
•tory of the Vacant Panel In the
Prlese of the Capitol Dome-Welt-
Ins Twenty-live Year* For a Suit-
[Special Correspondence ]
Washington, Sept. 4.—Verily, all
things wait for Dewey. For a quarter
of a century there has been a vacant
panel in the frieze of the capitol dome.
The 15 other panels are covered with
artistic paintings illustrating leading
events in the history of the nation.
When congress decided to have the
mural historical paintings executed it
employed a celebrated artist named
Brumidi to do the work. It decided the
subjects of the pictures and appropri-
ated money for the work. When he
was half way around the dome Bru-
midi died. Congress appointed Costag-
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It was voted down by people who were ! seating the 13 original states. The
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pm, another famous painter, to finish j not disposed to heap too many honors j drapery was gathered about the waist
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his task he found that, either through
- upuu certain luiuuitu magnates, j. no
As Gostaggmi approached the end of I abject came up again at the time of
kia task he found that tbrou<rb the World’s fair at Chicago, when it
was proposed to commemorate the con-
gress of nations. This proposition was
also rejected. Circumstances must have
been waiting for Dewey to create an
event of sufficient importance to com-
mand the united support of congress.
The vacant panel has for years been
made conspicuous by the presence of
the scaffolding and ladder used by the
distinguished artists who painted the
first 15 pictures. It is certainly high
time that this unsightly scene should
be changed. The scaffolding and ladder
have obviously been kept in waiting
for a renewal of work on the frieze.
It is to be noted that no subject in
connection with the war between the
north and sonth has ever been seriously
suggested. The series of pictures com-
pf the Union. Mr. Davis refused to ac
cept this model because the liberty cap
was symbolic of a freed slave. He
claimed that a statue with a liberty cap
on the dome of the capitol for a people
half free and half slave was a menace
to the south.
In a letter to Captain Meigs, who
was in charge of capitol extension at
the time, Mr. Davis said: “The lan-
guage of art, like all living tongues, ia
subjvt to change. Thus the bundle of
rods, if no longer employed to suggest
the functions of the Roman lictor, may
lose the symbolic character derived
therefrom and be confined to the single
signification drawn from its other
source—the fable teaching the instruct-
ive lesson that in union there is
strength. But the liberty cap has an
established origin in its use as the
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VH FINISHED FRIEZE IN THE CAPITOL DOME.
his own error or Brnmidi’s, there were
not enough pictures to go around.
Enough white space remained for an-
The artist reported to the committee
of congress which had charge of the
work. Its members told him to wait
while they decided on a subject. The
whole thing has been waiting ever
Several subjects have been proposed
from time to time as suitable, but none
of them has been adopted by congress.
The completion of the first transcon-
tinental railroad was considered by
many to be of sufficient importance,
and l picture of the driving of the last
spike at the junction of the Union and
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mences immediately above the west or | badge of the freed slave, and, though it
library door of the rotunda. There is a should have another emblematic rnean-
gronp representing America armed with . ing today, a recurrence to that origin
a spear and shield. At her feet is the j may give to it in the future the same
eagle, at her right an American Indian , popular acceptation which it had in
with bow and arrow and at her left the j the past. ’’
Genius of History sketching events. ,
The historical paintings making up
the series are superior works of art
As observed from the floor of the ro-
tunda there appears to be a sunken
space or shelf eight or ten feet high
completely surrounding the rotunda.
The observer of art at the capitol
cannot fail to notice the great bronze
figure on the dome. It is supposed to
be the creation of Crawford, but the
fact is that important modifications
were made by Jefferson Davis, who was
secretary of war at the time. The first
photograph of a model, sent by Craw-
ford from Rome in 1885, was an entire-
ly different creation. This was the fig-
ure of a woman with a liberty cap on
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El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 225, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1899, newspaper, September 15, 1899; El Paso, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth581719/m1/3/?rotate=90: accessed June 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.