National Geographic : 1935 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by E. L Wisherd and W. R . Culver "THE BAPTISM OF POCAHONTAS" HANGS IN THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA This huge painting by John Gadsby Chapman is one of eight by American artists which adorn the walls of the circular hall beneath the dome. The series depicts the following incidents in the Nation's history: "Landing of the Pilgrims," "Landing of Columbus," "Discovery of the Mississippi," "Signing of the Declaration of Independence," "Surrender of General Burgoyne," "Surrender of Cornwallis," and " Washington Resigning His Commission." Elsewhere in the building are hundreds of other works of art on canvas and in stone, honoring prominent men and commemorating outstanding episodes of American history.