Charles R. Lamb scrapbook on the Dewey Arch, 1899-1901

Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), b. 1860 d. 1942
Sculptor, Architect
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1 v. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Scrapbook contains clippings concerning the construction and history of "Dewey Arch" in New York City, a monument designed by Lamb built to honor and welcome Admiral George Dewey upon his return from Manila Bay where Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet, helping to end the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architect, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Lamb was the designer and architect of the Dewey Arch. Born in New York City, Lamb studied there as a pupil of the Art Students League of New York, where he also served as president, 1886-1887. Lamb was the first to suggest the idea for the arch while he was vice-president of the National Sculpture Society. In 1899, under the auspices of the National Sculpture Society, he designed the initial model for the arch using the Roman Arch of Titus as a prototype. John Quincy Adams Ward, who was president of the National Sculpture Society at the time, designed part of the sculptural detail of the arch. The Dewey Arch never achieved permanent form.

Lent for microfilming 1972 by, Joseph Condie Lamb, the youngest son of Charles R. Lamb.

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