|Title||Sculpture of Native American chief and young man at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1905 |
|Notes||The name of the statue is "Coming of the White Man" and it was created by American sculptor H.A. MacNeil. |
Stamped on verso: Portland, Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition.
Handwritten on verso: Building and Grounds - "The Coming of the White Man."
Filed in: Box 1/13
|Contextual Notes||The sculpture depicts two Native Americans looking down on a route used by ox teams to bring settlers West. The older figure is supposedly chief of the Multnomah people.|
Born in 1866, Hermon Atkins McNeil was well-known for his sculptures of Native Americans. He was awarded the silver medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition and designed the United States "Standing Liberty" quarter, which circulated from 1916 to 1930.
The Lewis and Clark Exposition was hosted by the city of Portland from June 1 to October 15, 1905. Covering over 400 acres, the fair showcased exhibits from various nations and states, and it promoted the economic potential of the Pacific Northwest region.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Public sculpture--Oregon--Portland |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.); Portland (Or.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Indians in art |
|Location Depicted||United States--Oregon--Portland |
|Digital Collection||Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Lewis and Clark Exposition. PH Coll 391 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Physical Description||8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original photograph using a ScanMaker 6800 at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007. |
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