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City of Mexico, undated. Etching on paper by Clara Mairs.
Clara and Clem, c.1930. Oil on canvas painting by Clara Mairs.
Dancing Bears, undated. Etching on paper by Clara Mairs.
Paris at Night, undated. Etching on paper by Clara Mairs.
Carol, Carol Sweetly, undated. Soft-ground etching/aquatint on paper by Clara Mairs.
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.
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