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181. The Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, Illinois is the owner of this WPA painting by Aron Dejez. Chicago was one of the regional offices of the WPA and, as a result, the city has a wealth of riches of artwork from this period. Its mural collection is the largest WPA mural inventory in any American city. This oil is still in its original frame with the original WPA frame plaque.

Aron Dejez "Farm Scene"
H. 30" X W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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182. These two images are owned by the Lincoln Library, Springfield, Illinois. The left image of Lincoln is in very poor condition. The paint surface is coated with two distinct films. A dirt and grime layer is resting on top of a discolored varnish. Both of these layers are masking the original color relationships and flattening the three-dimensional quality of the figure. Cleaning will offer a dramatic change. The right image represent the goddess Columbia. Almost from the moment the New World was discovered, it was seen in mythological terms as an exotic goddess. Art historians have traced images of America's lady liberty back to the first years of European discovery and invasion, when America--the untamed New World--was symbolized as an Indian Queen, a voluptuous, but stern Native American woman. Portrayed sitting astride a giant armadillo or sporting a tomahawk or spear, the Indian Queen represented exoticism, danger and adventure: attributes that 16th and 17th-century explorers most associated with the new land.
           

Anon. "Portrait of Abraham Lincoln"
H. 9" X W. 7" Before Treatment

Anon. "War and Peace"
H. 12" X W. 12" Before Treatment
           

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183. Central College is a private, liberal arts college located in Pella, Iowa. The college was founded in 1853 and officially opened on October 8, 1854. The first class was 37 people. Central was a Baptist institution until 1916, when it was transferred to the control of the Reformed Church in America. Originally named Central University of Iowa (CUI), the college officially changed its name to "Central College" in the mid 90s. With a school of this age, it is not surprising that it is the caretaker of numerous 19th-Century works of art. These four wonderful portraits are being prepared for an upcoming exhibit.
           

Anon. "Portrait of Dr. Emanuel Scarff" 1883
H. 24" X wW. 20" Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of Mrs. Stoddard" ca. 1866
H. 24" X wW. 20" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Anon. "Portrait of Ira Stoddard"
H. 30" X W. 25" Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of Dr. Lewis Dunn"
H. 30" X W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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184. Benjamin Franklin Allen, Iowa's first millionaire, built Terrace Hill as his family home. Construction of this 18,000-square-foot home began in 1866 and was completed in 1869. The original cost of $250,000 included the Mansion, Carriage House, all of the furnishings, and approximately 30 acres of land. The house contained very modern features for its time, such as hot and cold running water, gas lights, a lift, and indoor restrooms. Terrace Hill was built on the far-western edge of Des Moines. It was referred to as "The Palace of the Prairie." William Boyington, a popular Chicago architect of his time, designed Terrace Hill. One of his other works is the Water Tower in Chicago, which survived the great Chicago fire. Today, Terrace Hill is the official home of Iowa's governors.
           

Seymour Thomas "Port. of Mrs. Hubbell"
H. 46" X W. 33" Before Treatment

Seymour Thomas "Portrait of Isaac Cooper" 1898
H. 33" X W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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185. The Indiana State Museum has an outstanding collection. The collection includes over 350 works by T.C. Steele. These oils represent works by four other Hoosier artists. A total of 39 canvases have been conserved for the museum over the last three years.
           

Adolph Shulz "End of the Day"
H. 34" X W. 44" Before Treatment

John Elwood Bundy "Portrait of John Moore" 1884
H. 29" X W. 33" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Otto Stark "Portrait of an Old Man" 1919
H. 36" X W. 28" Before Treatment

Marcus Mote "The Hoosier Nest" 1891
H. 19" X W. 29" Before Treatement
           

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