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Murals and Friezes

 



This exhibit features images of the murals and friezes in Milne Hall, Room 200. David Cunningham Lithgow created these murals in 1935 for the Milne School, and in 1929, Bertel Thorvaldsen created the friezes. The images of the murals and friezes are courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


The Mahikan Indian People

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1933 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “the Mahikan Indian People Lived on Both Sides of the Hudson River.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


In the Year 1609 Henry Hudson sailed His Vessel

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1933 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “In the Year 1609 HENRY HUDSON sailed His Vessel the Half Moon Up this River to the present site of Albany, September 18th.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


Heyward and His Female Companions

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1933 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “Heyward and his female companions witnessed this mysterious movement with secret uneasiness LAST OF THE MOHICANS CHAPTER VI.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.

Albany as a Trading Post About 1685

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1933 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “ALBANY AS A TRADING POST about 1685. Outside Of the Stockade the Indians Traded furs for Silver Ornaments, Trinkets, and Cloth.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961


An Incident of Anti-Rentism

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “An Incident of Anti-Rentism Tenants Showing Discontent, Cart to the Front Door of the MANOR Their Annual Rent 1838.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


Governor Thomas Dongan

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “Governor Thomas Dongan He Granted the Charter to Albany on July 22nd, 1686.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


The Courtship of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “the Courtship of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


The Anti-Ratification Riot in Albany, 1788

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “the Anti-Ratification Riot in Albany, 1788.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


Robert Fulton’s Clermont Arrived in Albany, Sept. 5th, 1807

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “Robert Fulton’s Clermont Arrived in Albany, Sept. 5th, 1807.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


The Erie Canal’s First Boat Seneca Chief Arrived at Albany, Nov. 2nd, 1825

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “The Erie Canal’s First Boat Seneca Chief Arrived at Albany, Nov. 2nd, 1825.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


The Locomotive DeWitt Clinton First Trip Albany to Schenectady Sept. 24, 1831

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “The Locomotive DeWitt Clinton First Trip Albany to Schenectady Sept. 24, 1831.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


Normal School Building Corner of Lodge and Howard Sts. Albany N. Y. Erected 1849

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: "NORMAL SCHOOL BUILDING Corner of Lodge and Howard Sts. Albany N. Y. ERECTED 1849.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


In the Year 1910, JUNE 30th Glenn Curtiss Flew From Van Rensselaer Island, Albany, N.Y. To Governor’s Island, New York.

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “in the YEAR 1910, JUNE 30th GLENN CURTISS Flew From Van Rensselaer Island, Albany, N.Y. To Governor’s Island, New York.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


1943 Capitol Hill Modern Albany 1943 Three Forms of Architecture

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David Cunningham Lithgow created this mural in 1935 for the Milne School. The mural contains the caption: “1943 CAPITOL HILL MODERN ALBANY 1943 THREE FORMS OF ARCHITECTURE.” The mural is located in Milne Hall Room 200. The image of the mural is courtesy of the Milne Class of 1961.


Frieze 1

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Centered on the river Tigris. A camel approaches the river, a young man fishes, merchants in a boat flee Alexander’s army, and the God of the River Tigris leans on an urn and holds rudder and stalk of wheat. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961


Frieze 2

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A young man drives sheep before the walls of Babylon on which is a vase of perfume, and a view of the hanging gardens. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.



Frieze 3

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Left, the shepherd’s family with more sheep, right, Babylonians bearing tribute to Alexander, incense, a horse, a chained lion and tiger. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.



Frieze 4

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A frieze depiction of horses brought as tribute to Alexander. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.





Frieze 5a

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The scene of the frieze from left to right: The vanquished advance to meet Alexander, heralds blowing a horns, men erecting an alter for burning perfume at Bagephanes’ orders , women scattering flower petals. Bagephanes was the keeper of the defeated Persian King Darius III’s treasure. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.



Frieze 5b

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The scene of the frieze from left to right: Warriors surrendering, the Persian general Mazaeus (satrap or governor of Babylon for Darius III) and his five sons in supplication, lead by the Goddess of Peace. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.


Frieze 5c

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The scene of the frieze from left to right: Goddess of Peace, Alexander the Great standing on his chariot holding a scepter, two equerries and soldiers leading Alexander’s favorite horse Bucephalus. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.


Frieze 6

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The scene of the frieze from left to right: Hepaestion, a Macedonian general and Alexander’s closest colleague on horseback, followed by Parmenio, Philip II’s great general and a major cavalry general under Alexander in the Persian campaign, and Amyntas, a major Macedonian cavalry commander, both at the head of the Greek cavalry. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.


Frieze 7

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The scene of the frieze of the Greek cavalry. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.




Frieze 8

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The scene of the frieze of Greek foot soldiers. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961.




Frieze 9

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The scene of the frieze from left to right: A warrior leads an elephant loaded with booty and a Persian general with head bowed is guarded by a warrior. On the right are Greek warriors with horses and a warrior with shield pointing out the procession to the Danish artist Thorvaldsen who has portrayed himself in antique garb. Imaging funded by the Milne School, Class of 1961


 
 
 

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