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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site:
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Supplementary Resources

By looking at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site: Home of a Gilded Age Icon, students will learn about a famous artist and his life during the Gilded Age. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Saint-Gaudens Resources:
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historic site is a unit of the National Park System. The park's Web pages are an excellent resource for information about Saint-Gaudens' life and works.

National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art's Web site includes a feature on Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment . The on-line tour focuses on the powerful memorial created by Saint-Gaudens to honor one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Six sections of in-depth material explore the artist and his working methods, historical background on Shaw and the regiment, the memorial and its conservation, text from the exhibition, and teaching resources.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress's "American Memory" collection is an excellent source for documents and images. Students can search Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 for images of Saint-Gaudens' works.

Gilded Age Resources:
Ohio State University
The Ohio State University's History Department maintains a web page featuring Cartoons of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Students can use this resource to understand some of the political and social issues of the Gilded Age.

Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Technological University's History Department maintains a Web page of Gilded Age and Progressive Era Resources. It includes an extensive list of internet sources for the study of the Gilded Age.


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