Art: A Century of the River

MONUMENTAL GRANDEUR OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHOWN IN A MAGNIFICENT SCENIC MIRROR COVERING 15,000 FEET OF CANVAS, ILLUSTRATING THE SPLENDID SCENES THAT OCCUR UPON THE FATHER OF RIVERS.

That attraction, advertised in facsimiles of century-old handbills, was just one of the highlights of a show that jammed the St. Louis City Art Museum last week. A "Mississippi Panorama" of 347 paintings, prints and riverboat models and mementos, the exhibition had been put together by bustling 38-year-old Museum Director Perry Rathbone, who first thought of it while he was serving in a New Caledonia naval base...

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