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Page 233 - State convention of 1861 passed an ordinance providing that "the flag of the Commonwealth shall hereafter be made of bunting, which shall be a deep blue field, with a circle of white in the center, upon which shall be painted or embroidered, to show on both sides alike, the coat-of-arms of the State as described by the convention of 1776, for one side (obverse) of the seal of the State.
Page 233 - This seal portrays Virtus, the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed like an Amazon, resting on a scale at one hand and holding a sword in the other, treading on Tyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown fallen from his head, a broken chain in his left hand, and a scourge in his right.
Page 365 - No attempt has been made to secure specimens from unsympathetic sources, my collecting having been confined to American and Asiatic schools. My great desire has been to unite modern work with masterpieces of certain periods of high civilization harmonious in spiritual and physical suggestion, having the power to broaden esthetic culture and the grace to elevate the human mind.
Page 294 - Capital a national peace tower with the largest and finest carillon that the most expert bell founders of the world can provide, as a tribute to the heroic resistance of Belgium, in recollection of our dead and those of our allies, and in enduring commemoration of the great victory won over imperialism.
Page 89 - Catalogue comprises accurate portraits painted from life of forty-three different tribes of Indians, obtained at the cost, hazard, and inconvenience of a ten years' tour through the South-western Prairies, New Mexico, California, and Oregon.
Page 291 - In addition certain things were done of which the economic bearing was more remote, but which bore directly upon our welfare, because they add to the beauty of living and therefore to the joy of life. Securing a great artist, Saint-Gaudens, to give us the most beautiful coinage since the decay of Hellenistic Greece was one such act. In this case I had power myself to direct the Mint to employ Saint-Gaudens. The first, and most beautiful, of his coins were issued...
Page 177 - Nor is it simply an incidental selection of isolated homes that, in Maihaugen, I wish to save from destruction or neglect. No, I want to place the entire village, as a complete whole, in this big picture-book; not only what might be called the manor-house, with its many buildings and its equipment bearing witness to hereditary pride and affluence, but also the house of the humble peasant, the village craftsman's out-ofthe-way cottage, and the Sater hut from A block house of Ancient Fort Halifax,...
Page 233 - This Flag shall be known and respected as the Flag of Virginia. The Governor shall regulate the size and dimensions of the Flag proper for forts, arsenals and public buildings, for ships of war and merchant marine, for troops in the field, respectively, and for any other purpose, according to his discretion ; which regulation shall be published and proclaimed by him as occasion may require.