There is No Frigate Like a Book

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Artist: Mare Woodson

Date: 1913

Location: Decker Branch Library, in basement room

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Painting

Material: Oil Painting on Canvas

Description: Inspiration for this painting came from the poem by Emily Dickinson: "There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away / Nor any Coursers like a Page / Of prancing Poetry -- / This Traverse may the poorest take / Without oppress of Toll -- / How frugal is the Chariot / That bears the Human soul."