From Industrial Art, January, 1877. —Such galleries were later established in many museum. In the twentieth century, the cult of originality dictated that most of the plaster collections should be broken up; only one remains in its original hall, at the Carnegie in Pittsburgh.
Un moulange sur nature, by Edouard Dantan, from L’art français, May 15, 1887. —This is one way of producing life-size statues for the bourgeois market with mere mechanical aptitude rather than artistic talent. The model is a very brave woman.
What was it like? This is the question the history books cannot answer. Here, then, is the essential supplement to your standard histories—the written and pictorial record of the thoughts, amusements, and daily life of the people who lived through the history you read in books.