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President-emeritus A. Lawrence Lowell and George R. Agassiz '84 unveiled yesterday afternoon two large bronze statues of Indian rhinoceri at the entrance to the Biological Laboratories.
Professor George T. Moore '95, of the University of Missouri, opened the speaking of the afternoon declaring that the statues were the culmination of the stages of construction of the laboratories. Then the unveiling took place, with President-emeritus Lowell unveiling the rhinoceros on the right and Mr. Agassiz taking care of the left one.
Katherine W. Lane, eminent Boston sculptress who created the huge bronze images, spoke effusively about the difficulties which she encountered in the course of making the statues, and stressed the fact that in the case of the laboratories, the architect and the sculptress herself were always in perfect accord. She said she had named the animal on the right, Queen Bess, and the other, Queen Victoria.
Mr. Agassiz, urged to comment on the statues, was reticent, but declared that they were "perfectly stunning and made a most impressive entrance to the building." President Lowell was even more modest and said nothing more than, "I don't say anything nowadays; I just look on from the sidelines."
Miss Lane, in an exclusive conversation with the gentlemen of the Press, revealed that rhinoceri make "silly squeaks" when sculptresses are working near them. She also said that one of them, in the Bronz Zoo, attempted without success to pull her into the cage.
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