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Henry Clay Statue, Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914

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Summary:Henry Clay Statue, Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "Beautiful and Historical Richmond, Va. Series. No. 82. Henry Clay Statue, (Capitol Square,) Richmond, Va. This marble statue of the author of the 'Missouri Compromise' was executed by Joel T. Hart, a native of Kentucky, and unveiled April 12, 1860. It is said to be an excellent likeness of Clay, though the uncouth habiliments which clothe the figure (perhaps a too faithful rendering of the style of the period) rather detract from a proper appreciation of the artistic value of the effigy." Postcard number: 42889.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Monuments & memorials
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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