"To tyrants, indeed, and bad rulers, the progress of knowledge among the mass of mankind is a just object of terror: it is fatal to them and their designs."--Henry Brougham, Practical Observations upon the Education of the People, 1825. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
1955 Lemuel B. Line Born: Carlisle, Pennsylvania 1917 oil on canvas mounted on paperboard 30 x 24 in. (76.3 x 61.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.182 Not currently on view