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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Robert Gould Shaw (Lewis)

Date:
1864
Exhibit Description:
Marble bust of Robert Gould Shaw sculpted by Edmonia Lewis, 1864. On the base it reads "Martyr for Freedom." About a hundred plaster copies of this bust were sold in 1864.
Source:
Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket
Attribution:
Lewis, Edmonia
Attribution Statement:
Image courtesy of the Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Exhibit Tags:
Robert Gould Shaw, Edmonia Lewis, and sculptures