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Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola

Author:
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896
Date:
1882-04-05
Description:
Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone," behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, glower and gesture in anger. Dana is using "Newspaper Cement" to attach arms, hands, and feet labeled "Popular Enthusiasm" and "New Political Footing" to the statue. One arm and hand with a flower labeled "Clean Record" have already been pinned in place. There is a basket of tools labeled "Editorials" and a pick labeled "Wire Pulling" at Dana's side. In the background, a banner atop the White House states "Presidential Museum." Caption: C. A. Dana (having excavated an Old Fossil) "I guess I can palm him off on the people for their Museum in 1884!"
Subject:
Sculpture, Antiquities, Fossils, Presidents--Elections, Newspaper editors, Archaeologists, White House (Washington, D.C.), Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886, Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921, Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897, Kelly, John, 1821-1886, Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o287883
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