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Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

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Date: 1940

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.1 C.1940c *10

Unit ID: 214208

Summary: This black and white photograph shows the preliminary sketch for the statehouse mural by Regionalist artist John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946). The sketch illustrates an abundance of corn and a sea of water on the Kansas prairie. The proposed artwork was to be commissioned into a mural for the second chapter in the state's history. However, the controversy surrounding Curry's earlier projects "Tragic Prelude" and the "Kansas Pastoral" prevented the sketch from becoming a reality.

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Title (Main title): Capitol, Topeka, Kansas


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