Art: Hayes en Chemise

The late Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the U. S. (1877-81) at his White House desk, working in his shirtsleeves, is lost. He has been lost ever since the late Painter Thomas Eakins of Philadelphia painted him thus, in 1877. Because Eakins' work is increasing in reputation and the lost Hayes canvas is valued at some $75,000, a five-year search by the Babcock Galleries (Manhattan) was invigorated last week by fresh publicity. For the finder there will be "a large reward."

In 1877, with Hayes just...

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