Art: Earth in an Urn

A little earth was taken last week from three places in France: the spot at Ver-sur-Mer where Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd landed last year, from Picpus Cemetery where Lafayette is buried, from the battlefield near Luneville where the first Americans fell in the World War. This earth was sealed in an urn of bronze and gold. The urn was then carried to the U. S. where it will be placed upon the grave of the late Rodman Wanamaker, who did much to further friendship between the U. S. and France. Men will do...

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