Francis Edwin Elwell
Francis Edwin Elwell was an American sculptor. From 1903 to 1905, he served as curator of ancient and modern sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Elwell was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on June 15, 1858, he was a great-grandson of Ephraim Farrar, a Minuteman who fought at Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775. Elwell was orphaned at age four and, according to various sources, was adopted by author Louisa May Alcott or grew up under the care of his grandfather, Mr. Farrar. Elwell received his first instruction in art from May Alcott’s sister, Abigail May Alcott, who taught noted sculptor Daniel Chester French, he studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts moved in 1881 to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts and privately with Alexandre Falguière. Elwell studied under French and shared a studio with him in New York City. According to a 1922 biographical sketch, he was the first "to model a statue in America, erected in Europe": Death of Strength, installed at Edam, North Holland.
Elwell’s works are numerous and varied. He exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the Salon de 1896 in Paris, served as curator of ancient and modern sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Elwell is further represented in the Senate’s Vice Presidential Bust Collection by a marble bust of Garret A. Hobart. Elwell lived for a time in Orange, New Jersey, for many years lived and sculpted at 12 Hudson Place in Weehawken, New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River. In 1901, the government of Rhode Island made him an honorary colonel of the Seventh Rhode Island Infantry. For several years, he was a lecturer at Harvard University. In 1905, Elwell clashed with George H. Story. In response, the museum's trustees closed the sculpture department, fired Elwell, had him escorted from the museum by a policeman. Elwell moved to Darien, Connecticut, in 1920, he died there while waiting for a streetcar. The city flew its flags at half-mast. Death of Strength, on the tomb of Frederik Hendrik Pont at the cemetery around the Grote Kerk at Edam, North Holland Dickens and Little Nell, Clark Park, bought by the Fairmount Park Art Association, Pennsylvania.
Received 1891 gold medal from Philadelphia Art Club, 1893 gold medal from World’s Columbian Exposition. Levi P. Morton, marble bust in the U. S. Senate. Diana and the Lion, Art Institute of Chicago. Egypt Awaking, bought at the Paris Salon of 1896 by M. Gabriel Goupillat of Paris. Equestrian statue of General Winfield Scott Hancock, on the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. New Life, Lowell Cemetery, Massachusetts, property of Hon. Charles Sumner Lilley, called the "Bonney Memorial.". Orchid, owned by Theodore B. Starr, New York City. Pan-American Fountain. Intelligence, in front of New York state building for the Pan-American Exposition, New York. Elihu Yale, Yale Club of New York City. Colonel Robert Van Horn, marble bust, Van Horn High School, Missouri Seated Woman Monument, Lowell Cemetery, Massachusetts Seventh Rhode Island Infantry Memorial at the Vicksburg, Mississippi National Military Park. Bust of Mr. Peter Esselmont, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Scotland Memorial to Edwin Booth, Mount Auburn, Massachusetts.
Aqua Viva, property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Andrew McMillan Memorial, New York. Kronos, "heroic-sized statue made for the Pan-american exposition in New York. 1901. Kronos with veiled face, moves forward whether on swift wing or at the pace of a turtle, he holds in his hands all things that we know.” A smaller bronze cast of the original statue was presented to the Harvard Union in 1906 by Mrs. F. Edwin Elwell and now resides in the Barker Center on Harvard’s campus. 1898 article about Elwell by Theodore Dreiser in the New York Times 1910 photo of Dickens and Little Nell at PhillyHistory.org Dickens and Little Nell at Philart.net Photos of Rhode Island infantry memorial in Vicksburg Francis Edwin Elwell Papers from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including many letters to Elwell Article on the Frank Edwin Elwell Papers from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries Frank Edwin Elwell papers from the Free Library of Philadelphia
Coös County, New Hampshire
Coös County spelled Coos County, is a county in the U. S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was the least of any New Hampshire county; the estimated population as of 2017 is 31,634. The county seat is Lancaster; the two-syllable pronunciation is sometimes indicated with a dieresis, notably in the Lancaster-based weekly newspaper The Coös County Democrat and on some county-owned vehicles. The county government uses both spellings interchangeably. Coös County is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area, it is the only New Hampshire county on the Canada–United States border, south of the province of Quebec, thus is home to New Hampshire's only international port of entry, the Pittsburg-Chartierville Border Crossing. The only city in Coös County is Berlin, with the rest of the communities being towns, or unincorporated townships and grants. Coös County includes all of the state's northern panhandle. Major industries include forestry and tourism, with the once-dominant paper-making industry in sharp decline.
The county straddles two of the state's tourism regions. The southernmost portion of the county is part of the White Mountains Region and is home to Mount Washington; the remainder of the county is known as the Great North Woods Region, or known locally as the North Country. Coös County was separated from the northern part of Grafton County, New Hampshire and organized at Berlin December 24, 1803, although the county seat was moved to Lancaster, with an additional shire town at Colebrook; the name Coös derives from the Algonquian word meaning "small pines". During the American Revolutionary War two units of troops of the Continental Army — Bedel's Regiment and Whitcomb's Rangers — were raised from the settlers of Coös. From the Treaty of Paris of 1783 until 1835 the boundaries in the northern tip of the county were disputed with Lower Canada, for some years residents of the area formed the independent Republic of Indian Stream. In the 1810 census there were 3,991 residents, by 1870 there were nearly 15,000, at which point the entire county was valued at just under $USD 5 million, with farm productivity per acre comparing favorably with that of contemporary Illinois.
Other early industries included forestry and manufacturing, using 4,450 water horsepower in 1870. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,830 square miles, of which 1,795 square miles is land and 35 square miles is water, it is the largest county in New Hampshire by area, it is one of only two counties in the United States to share land borders with two different states and another country, along with Boundary County, Idaho. Much of its mountainous area is reserved as national forest, state parks and other public areas. Mt. Washington's peak is the highest in the Northeast; the 162-mile Cohos Trail runs the length of the county. The principal state highways in Coös County are New Hampshire Route 16, which runs parallel to the Maine state line and through the city of Berlin, New Hampshire Route 26, which traverses the Great North Woods from Vermont Route 102 southeast to Maine Route 26 towards Portland; the two major US Highways are US Route 2, which bisects the county from Lancaster to the Oxford County line, US Route 3, which runs from Carroll in the south to the Canada–US border at Pittsburg/Chartierville, where it continues as Quebec Route 257.
Coös County is the least populated of all New Hampshire counties, the only one with significant amounts of unincorporated land. The population of these unincorporated territories is minuscule. 1/3 of the population lives in Berlin, the only city, most populous municipality, economic hub. Lancaster serves as the county seat. White Mountains Presidential Range Oxford County, Maine Carroll County Grafton County Essex County, Vermont Coaticook Regional County Municipality, Canada Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, Canada Le Granit Regional County Municipality, Canada Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge White Mountain National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 33,111 people, 13,961 households, 9,158 families residing in the county; the population density was 18 people per square mile. There were 19,623 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, 1.00% from two or more races.
0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.5 % were of 19.8 % French Canadian, 14.2 % English, 10.2 % Irish and 10.0 % American ancestry. 16.17% of the population speak French at home. There were 13,961 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no
Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Cemetery is an 86-acre cemetery with a natural and rolling landscape located at Rock Creek Church Road, NW, Webster Street, NW, off Hawaii Avenue, NE, in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D. C. United States, it is across the street from the historic Soldiers' Home and the Soldiers' Home Cemetery. It is home to the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. On August 12, 1977, Rock Creek Cemetery and the adjacent church grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery; the cemetery was first established in 1719, under the British colony of the Province of Maryland, as a churchyard within the glebe of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish; the Vestry decided to expand the burial ground as a public cemetery to serve the city of Washington, D. C. which had acquired the cemetery, within its district boundaries as established in 1791 being a part of the state of Maryland, formally established through an Act of Congress in 1840.
An expanded cemetery was landscaped in the rural garden style, to function as both a cemetery and a public park. It is a ministry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, with sections for St. John's Russian Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral; the park-like setting of Rock Creek Cemetery has many notable mausoleums and tombstones. The best known is the Adams Memorial, a contemplative, androgynous bronze sculpture seated before a block of granite, created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White, it marks the graves of Marian Hooper'Clover' Adams and her husband, Henry Adams, sometimes, the sculpture is referred to as Grief. Saint-Gaudens entitled it The Mystery of the Hereafter and The Peace of God that Passeth Understanding. Other notable memorials include the Frederick Keep Monument, the Heurich Mausoleum, the Hitt Monument, the Hardon Monument, the Kauffman Monument, known as The Seven Ages of Memory, the Sherwood Mausoleum Door, the Thompson-Harding Monument.
Gutzon Borglum, Rabboni-Ffoulke Memorial, 1909 James Earle Fraser, Frederick Keep Monument, 1920 Laura Gardin Fraser, Hitt Memorial, 1931 William Ordway Partridge, Kauffmann Memorial known as Seven Ages or Memory, 1897 Brenda Putnam, Simon Memorial, 1917 Vinnie Ream, Edwin B. Hay Monument, 1906 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Adams Memorial, 1890 Mary Washburn, Waite Memorial, 1908 Adolph Alexander Weinman, Spencer Memorial, after 1919Numerous fine works by unknown sculptors exist in the cemetery. Cleveland Abbe, prominent American meteorologist John James Abert, Chief of the Corps of Topographical Engineers Henry Adams, American writer, descendant of two U. S. presidents. Aswell, American educator and member of the House of Representatives from 1913 to 1931 Abraham Baldwin, Yale graduate, U. S. Senator, signer of the U. S. Constitution, first president of the University of Georgia Cecil A. Beasley, Alabama State Senator. Melville Bell, Scottish teacher and inventor, father of Alexander Graham Bell, Hubbard Bell Grossman Pillot Memorial Andrew H. Berding and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Emile Berliner, German-born American inventor of the gramophone Montgomery Blair, Lincoln's Postmaster General Robert C.
Buchanan, American military general during the American Civil War and the Mexican War Edward Clark, Architect of the Capitol Catherine Cate Coblentz, wife of William Coblentz William Coblentz, American physicist, notable for pioneer contributions to infrared radiometry and spectroscopy S. Wallace Dempsey, American Republican politician Hubert Dilger, American Civil War artillerist, captain in the Union Army, Medal of Honor recipient Gerald A. Drew United States Ambassador to Haiti and Bolivia Amanda Ruter Dufour, American poet Susan Ann Edson, personal physician to President James A. Garfield Matthew Gault Emery, mayor of Washington, D. C. from 1870 to 1871 Henry Ellsworth Ewing, arachnologist Charles S. Fairfax, Virginia-born California politician, entitled to the British title 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron Stephen Johnson Field, American associate justice of Supreme Court Peter Force, American politician, American lieutenant in the War of 1812, newspaper editor and historian, who served as the twelfth mayor of Washington, D.
C. and whose library of historical documents became the first major Americana collection of the Library of Congress Israel Moore Foster, American Republican Representative in Congress William H. French, American military major general during the American Civil War and the Mexican War Julius Garfinckel, American merchant, founder of Washington department store, Garfinckel's Harry Post Godwin Chief Editor of the National Republican, Washington Star Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Bell Grossman Pillo
Benjamin Franklin (Jouvenal)
Benjamin Franklin is a Carrara marble statue by Jacques Jouvenal. It sits at Old Post Office Pavilion, at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D. C. A gift of Stilson Hutchins, a founder of The Washington Post, it was dedicated on January 17, 1889, at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, it was moved to its current site in 1980. Benjamin Franklin in popular culture List of public art in Washington, D. C. Ward 6 Media related to Benjamin Franklin at Wikimedia Commons
William Corcoran Eustis
William Corcoran Eustis was a captain in the United States Army and the personal assistant to General John J. Pershing during World War I, he was chairman of the inauguration committee for the first inauguration of Woodrow Wilson in 1913 and started the Loudoun Hunt in 1894. He was born on July 20, 1862 in Paris to Jr. and Louise Morris Corcoran. He was the grandson of philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran, he laid the cornerstone for the Corcoran Gallery of Art on May 10, 1894, which his grandfather funded. William was a personal secretary to General John J. Pershing during the First World War. In 1900 he married Edith Livingston Morton, a daughter of Levi P. Morton, vice president under Benjamin Harrison. Together they had five children, he owned and restored Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia until it was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964. She served as a member of the memorial commission for the District of Columbia War Memorial, he died on November 24, 1921 of pneumonia due to complications related to the Spanish Flu, which he contracted during the war.
Eustis' great-granddaughter, Wendy Pepper, was a contestant on season 1 of Project Runway. Oatlands Plantation is open to the public for a greater understanding of its historical impact
Whitefield, New Hampshire
Whitefield is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States, in the White Mountains Region. The population was 2,306 at the 2010 census. Situated on the northern edge of the White Mountains, Whitefield is home to the Mount Washington Regional Airport and the White Mountains Regional High School. Whitefield is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area; the central village in the town, where 1,142 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Whitefield census-designated place and is located at the junction of U. S. Route 3, New Hampshire Route 116 and NH Route 142; the last town to be granted under the English provincial government, Whitefield was chartered on July 4, 1774 two years before adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Some believe it was named for George Whitefield, a famous English evangelist, a friend of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, the patron of Dartmouth College. Others believe the name originated from earlier references to the snowy white fields one would see upon approach through any of the surrounding mountain passages.
The chartered name was "Whitefields", but the "s" was dropped on December 1, 1804—the date of incorporation. Early grantees included Jeremy Belknap and John Langdon, who succeeded John Wentworth as governor. With the entrance of the railroad in the 19th century, tourists discovered the town and its cool, clean mountain air, they sought relief from the heat and pollution of coal-era summers in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Several inns and hotels were built to accommodate their increasing numbers. On a hilltop facing the Presidential Range is the grandest, The Mountain View House, established in 1866; the historic hotel underwent an extensive renovation in the 2000s, is now one of the most luxurious in New Hampshire. Whitefield has many examples of Victorian architecture, including a landmark bandstand built in 1875 on the common; the century old town hall with bell tower was torn down in 2013. At the 2014 Town Meeting, voters chose to build a pre-fab building to be located outside of the town center.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.7 square miles, of which 34.2 sq mi is land and 0.4 sq mi, or 1.24%, is water. Whitefield is drained by the Johns River, which runs through the center of town. Forest Lake, the largest lake in town, straddles the Whitefield/Dalton town line and is located southwest of the town center. Burns Lake is near Forest Lake, off Route 116 closer to the town center. Mirror Lake is a small water body close to Route 3 north of the center of town; the two highest points in Whitefield are Howland Hill and Kimball Hill, both of which top 1,712 feet above sea level. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,306 people, 976 households, 613 families residing in the town. There were 1,339 housing units, of which 363, or 27.1%, were vacant. 268 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% white, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.3% some other race, 1.6% from two or more races.
2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 976 households, 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were headed by married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 12.4% were someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30, the average family size was 2.79. In the town, 20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.1% were from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, 18.0% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males. For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household was $42,454, the median income for a family was $55,833. Male full-time workers had a median income of $43,036 versus $33,563 for females; the per capita income for the town was $25,080.
12.8% of the population and 8.6% of families were below the poverty line. 19.3% of the population under the age of 18 and 9.8% of those 65 or older were living in poverty. Whitefield is at the intersections of New Hampshire Route 116 and U. S. Route 3 and is served by New Hampshire Route 142, which leads to Dalton and points beyond. Once important but now seldom-used railroad lines of the Maine Central and Boston and Maine railroads run through town; the Mount Washington Regional Airport is located in Whitefield. As of January 2006 Whitefield is served by The Tri-Town Bus, a public transportation route connecting with Lancaster and Littleton. Weathervane Theatre Whitefield Historical Society Museum Town of Whitefield official website New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC