The Pacific Monthly; Lewis and Clarke Exposition

The Pacific Monthly; Lewis and Clarke Exposition

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...'Epic of the West'; of an art of national flavor, yet distinctly individual, which will be enjoyed long after the cowboys have followed the wild red men over the 'long trail' into the dim land of legend and song." The statues of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, which stand at either end of the balustrade at the top of the Grand Stairway, near the Sacajawea statue, are full of historic interest. Captain Lewis, who was called one of the handsomest men of his time, is depicted tall, lithe, intrepid and fearless. His right hand grasps the flintlock musket, his trusty companion; his left is extended, palm downwards, as if some new cause for wonderment or admiration had been discovered. Or it may be a gesture of pacification. Two knapsacks he carries, one perhaps for the papers and field glasses that were so necessary a part of his equipment. A sword swings at his side and a powder horn hangs with the knapsack from his shoulder. Captain Clark is garbed in leathern coat and leggings which are fastened with leathern strings and ornamented with heavy leather fringe. A look of high, calm resolve shines from his face, and the equable temper of a lawgiver--such a look as one might expect on the face of the man who for years in later life, from the Council Hall in St. Louis, dispensed justice to tribes of Indians throughout all the West. The statue of Captain Lewis was modeled by Charles Lopez, a Mexican by birth, but a pupil of the American sculptor J. L. A. Ward and subsequently of Falguiere in Paris. Mr. Lopez was recently commissioned to execute a statue of President McKinley for Philadelphia. Mr. Frederick Wellington Ruckstuhl, the sculptor of the Clark monument, is widely known as the founder and for some years the secretary of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578546
  • 9781236578549