Art: Marble-Mover

Not all men are stereotyped doctors, lawyers, Indian chiefs. In Georgia, last week, death came to a terrapin-hatcher (see p. 63). And in Georgia, 55 years ago, was born a man destined to be an expert marble-mover. This man, too, died, last week.

Marble is the aristocrat of sculptural materials. Like an aristocrat it is sumptuous but brittle. Subjected to undue stresses it splits and cracks. Thus the transportation of marble is ticklish, and cannot be done with casual maneuvering as can steel girders. Sculptors exercise prodigious care in moving marble statuary from studios to sites. One fissure will ruin the labor...

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