Thomas Statue in DC

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J. Wilson MacDonald, a sculptor in New York City, was one of several artists invited to propose a design. He showed a sketch of his design to the statue committee at a meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, and later replied with a formal proposal dated December 1, 1872. This well-written letter shows some of the artistic ideas as well as the planning and estimating (as well as salesmanship) that goes into a major piece of art. See J. Wilson MacDonald’s letter.