Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 89
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 89

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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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-June 20,1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail ---Charleston, West Virginia Famous Study of President John F. Kennedy in Exhibit Artist James Wyeth Presents Portrait to Ruth Packard for Train Two Rarely-Seen Portraits Displayed on Freedom Train HAPPY 200th Two rarely-seen presidential portraits I by Rembrandt Peale and James Wyeth ' are included among art work displayed on · the Freedom Train. I Peale's portrait of George Washington · left its George Washington University · home for the first time in 20 years to tour ; the nation aboard the train. · The 1967 portrait of John F. Kennedy-' almost 150 years younger than the Peale · work--is from the Kennedy family's pri- ' ,vate collection and has been exhibited be! 'fore at only two museums. It eventually will hang in the Kennedy Memorial Library. Also in the Freedom Train's Fine Arts collection are Thomas Cole's "Woodchopper," 1826; Winslow Homer's "the Pumpkin Patch," 1878, and William Sidney Mount's "The Dead Fall or Trap Sprung," 1844. The prolific Thomas Sully, who first opened his studio in Philadelphia in 1808, is represented by an 1842 oil, "Susan Camp. bell." Sculpture aboard the train includes Frederic Remington's 1895 classic, "Bronco Buster." Folk art is in the form of "Girl in White Dress," circa 1835, from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection; a Bulto statue, and pieces from the Museum of African Art. Jack Levine, the first American soldier' artist to be selected to paint battle scenes during World War II, is represented by his 1945 oil, "Pensionnaire." Spirit of'76'Tour Bringing Cars to State Pierce Great Arrow. Thomas Flyabout. National. These three cars will be among 50 in Charleston the evening of June 26 when the Spirit of '76 Transcontinental Tour stops during its month-long journey between Seattle and Philadelphia. The tour, sponsored by the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, includes automobiles of 1914 or earlier vintage. There will be the 1912 Oldsmobile Limit- ed, probably the largest passenger car even manufactured; a 1911 Rolls Royce; 1907 Pierce Great Arrow; 1909 Thomas Flyabout, and 1905 National. The cars will travel the 3,400 miles of the tour in rally-type competition. Those accumulating the most points by the time the tour makes Philadelphia for the July 4th celebration will be award winners. The tour is scheduled to arrive about 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn #1 on Elk River. FROM THE MOUNTAINEER STATE AND THE PENNZOIL FAMILY PENNZOIL COMPANY 1015 BARLOW DR., CHARLESTON, W. VA. 342-8161 Whatever you drive, wherever you go - Pennzoil is worth asking for. PENN ELECTRIC COMPANY CHARLESTON Helping to Build Greater Facilities Throughout West Virginia Parking and Service facility, Charleston Memorial Hospital Midland Trail High School, Hico, W. Va. PufnomGx/nfyVocot/ono/r^Schoo/ Vail* High Vocational School, Smlhtrs, W. Va. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMIRICA" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W. VA. -~ . ;^i * ' .ii . · _ I L Robert D. Pennington, President

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