Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MIssouri History Museum, in Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - statue of Thomas Jefferson panorama

This image of the statue of Thomas Jefferson, at the Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis, is a proof-of-concept test of generating very large images from multiple photographs. This image is a mosaic of 38 hand-held photos: the final image is nearly 400 times larger in area than what is displayed here.

Jefferson (1743–1826) was the 3rd President of the United States, and the philosophy of Jeffersonian Democracy, idealizing the republican virtues of the yeoman farmer, remains vibrant in American political thinking today. He was very much a man of the Enlightenment, often contradictory, and is both inspiring and highly problematic for American Catholics.

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