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Covered Wagon, (sculpture) - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 56.327 W 123° 01.829
10T E 497595 N 4976151
Quick Description: A high relief carving of a pioneer family, with a father, a mother, and a young boy, in front of their covered wagon.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 3:49:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMFB9C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
"A high relief carving of a pioneer family, with a father, a mother, and a young boy, in front of their covered wagon. A horse is grazing beside the wagon. The mother is kneeling and facing to the front; the father looks toward the west with his proper right hand raise to shield his eyes from the sun. The sculpture is carved from a block of marble composed of six smaller blocks. The back is carved with a map of the area covered by the Oregon Trail, and scenes of pioneer life." -Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalogue

This white marble carving is found on the west side of the base of the steps that lead to the Oregon State Capitol building. On the opposite side of the steps is the similar Lewis & Clark carving.

TITLE: Covered Wagon, (sculpture)

ARTIST(S): Friedlander, Leo, 1888-1966, sculptor

DATE: 1934

MEDIUM: Sculpture: white marble; Base: granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 76009564

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court Street N.E., Salem, Oregon


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