Civilization of the Northwest

Creator(s)
Edward Simmons

Type

Mural

Location

First Floor
Rotunda

Location Details

Southwest Corner

Date Completed
1904

Date Placed
1905

The allegorical story Civilization of the Northwest is told in four large murals above the third floor.

Southwest Panel

The American Genius—a young man—is led by Wisdom and Hope, is scourging from the land, the Bear (typifying savagery), the Cougar (cowardice), female figure (sin), and male figure (stupidity). The woman bears Deadly Nightshade and the man bears Stramonium, both evil plants.