Edmonia Lewis and bust of Shaw

January 20, 1865

Here is an item from  L.M.C.  (Presumably L. Maria Child), in which she tells of viewing a bust of Col. Shaw, created by Lewis.  “I thought the likeness extremely good, and the refined face had a firm yet sad expression, as of one going consciously, though willingly, to martyrdom, for the rescue of his country and the redemption of a race….