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Mahood, Sallie Lee 1864-1953  Search this
Mahood, Alexander Blount b. 1888  Search this
Indiana limestone
Indian  Search this
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Mercer County Mercer County Clerk Mercer County Courthouse, Princeton Avenue Princeton West Virginia 24740
Located Mercer County Courthouse Princeton Avenue & Walker Street North and south facades Princeton West Virginia 24740
Save Outdoor Sculpture, West Virginia survey, 1992.
Hedrick, Charles B., "Official Blue Book of Mercer County, West Virginia," Mercer County Blue Book Association, 1931.
Image on file.
S.L. Mahood signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Two relief panels depicting a timeline of West Virginia history, from early settlement to the 1930's. The scenes overlap one another and are arranged in chronological order from left to right. Starting from the left, the relief depicts: a bear with two Native Americans; a hunting scene with two men in period clothing and a deer with antlers; a pioneer scene with a woman standing in front of a covered wagon; a construction scene with a man in the foreground kneeling and picking up a log to add to a partially constructed log building; two Native Americans (one holding a long-handled weapon above his head, the other running between two horses); a barefoot farmer and his plow; cattle and sheep representing the livestock trade in West Virginia; an underground coal mining scene with three miners; a man dressed in overalls and cap (standing in front of a train wheel); three stone masons; a period automobile; and the head of a propeller plane, with aviator standing in front.
History--United States--West Virginia  Search this
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Hunter  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Cottage  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Animal--Bear  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Animal Husbandry  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Harvesting  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Lumber  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Construction  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Pilot  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Automobile  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Control number:
IAS WV000119
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums