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State House Statues by L. G. Mead, Jr.

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Larkin Goldsmith Mead, Jr. (1835-1910), was a prominent American sculptor in the nineteenth century. The son of a successful attorney, Mead grew up in Brattleboro and at the age of eighteen went to work as a studio assistant to the sculptor Henry Kirke Brown of New York City. He first drew national attention when in 1856, on New Year's Eve, he and some friends surprised Brattleboro residents by creating an eight foot snow statue called "Snow Angel." The incident was reported in the national press and immortalized by James Russell Lowell in his poem "A Good Word for Winter."

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George Perkin Marsh Online Research Center

Digital Format:  letter 

Published:  November 26, 2008,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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