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People of Influence

By wideangler
This photograph captures two defining characters from American history set along side one another in the Rotunda of the Capitol building in Washington DC.

The marble statue is of Lucretia Mott (1793-1880), Quaker reformer and preacher, who worked for abolition, peace, and equality for women in jobs and education. She organized the 1848 Seneca Falls, New York, convention, which launched the women's rights movement.

Her statue is set against a famous painting that depicts the scene, on December 23, 1783, in the Maryland State House in Annapolis when George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The action was significant for establishing civilian authority over the military, a fundamental principle of American democracy.

Tags: Landscape and travel American History

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20 May 2011 12:39PM
Comp works so very well

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
20 May 2011 12:56PM
Beautifully photographed.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 7:43PM
superbly presented, I like the sharp marble statue and the blurred b/g very fitting and the overall result is excellent
mrswoolybill Plus
9 984 1498 United Kingdom
20 May 2011 10:10PM
The distaff side - quiet, calm, focused. This is superb, it uses technique to say something important.
21 May 2011 5:25PM
Thanks very much, some really encouraging comments

davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
22 May 2011 1:19PM
A very poingnant image, Neil.
macdaniel Plus
10 16 3 Netherlands
21 May 2012 11:03PM
two defining principles that show civilization is in progress, though it is a tough and hard way.

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