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The New Rogers Collection

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Parent Issue
Day
24
Month
August
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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The new colleetion of models by Randolph Rogers arrived last week and Secretary Wade has been busy superintending the unboxing of them, this week. It is a fine collectioo, consist. ing of twelve colossal figures. The most prominent are the two of Lincoln and Seward, each in sitting posture ; one of Lord Nelson, and ac represen tation of fair Michigan, undoubtedly the ├Ânest of the lot. The latter, with two others, will be placed in the reading rooaa, and the remainder will be left in the east wing of the library, until a new building is erected to receive tham. It took tvventy-five huge cases to bnng them, the busts and heads being in separate cases. An idea of their size may be formed when it is said that the bust of Lincoln and its case weighed 6,500 pounds. Nails eight or niue inches long were used for some of the cases. One figure was broken so that it probably cannot be put together, but the others came in very good condition. The collection will be a fine addition to the art gallery's attractions.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News