Physical Details: Photographic print : 1 item : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Creator: unidentified photographer
Description: Identification on attachment (typewritten): "A step toward civilization"; sometimes called "Steps toward civilization", 1904. Fourth monumental work done especially for the Saint Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. The chief has thrown aside his bonnet and other effects of his culture. He is directing his son to go forward and take up the culture of the white man, as he holds in his arms a volume, symbollical [sic] of the white man's learning, or possibly it is a bible.
Forms part of: Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: A step toward civilization by Solon Borglum, not before 1904 / unidentified photographer. Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 11670
- American Indians in art
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition
- Public sculpture