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Clara Gardner Mairs was a painter, printmaker, and decorative artist active from the 1910s to the 1960s. She is best known for her prints of children, animals, circus scenes, and Old Testament stories, often with hints of satirical humor.
The Quadriga at the base of the Minnesota State Capitol dome, 2010. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons user Mulad (Mike Hicks).
A construction crane lifts the Quadriga into place over the Minnesota State Capitol's front entrance, June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron
The Quadriga being prepared for reinstallation following a full restoration by Fine Objects Conservation, Inc., June 21, 1995. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.
The effects of Minnesota's harsh climate on the golden horses of the Quadriga, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.
"Prosperity" prior to restoration, August 1994. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron
The figure of "Prosperity" being removed for restoration, September 23, 2014. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.
Evening view of the Quadriga with lit rotunda electrolier behind, February 11, 2013. Photographed by Linda A. Cameron.
Quadriga created by French for the Columbian Expo in Chicago, 1893.
Edward Clark Potter, c.1899.
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