Painted detail by Thomas G. Moses, ca. 1924. This backdrop was created for the Scottish Rite in Fort Scott, Kansas. The Fort Scott scenery collection is now owned by the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center.
Wendy Waszut-Barrett is a scenic artist and scholar. These images intended to delight your eye and feed your soul. For daily postings about the historical scenic art and stage machinery, visit her theatre blog www.drypigment.net. The site is currently featuring "Tales from a Scenic Artist and Scholar," depicting the life and times of Thomas Gibbs Moses (1856-1934), a scenic artist who worked from 1874 to 1934.