Monday, January 4, 2010

Betty Ray McCain

Betty Ray McCain, former North Carolina Secretary of Cultural Resources.  Recently photographed for the NC Museum of History in front of a statue of George Washington.  It is a 1970 copy of Antonio Canova's original statue of George Washington, which had been displayed in the original State House from 1820-1831. Canova sought to honor and even glorify Washington by depicting him in a Roman general's uniform with tunic, tightly-fitting body armor, and short cape fastened at the shoulder.

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