Turkey eagle

June 24, 2016

During a recent tour of the Massachusetts State House (part of the American Friends of Lafayette annual meeting) I was intrigued by a relief on one of the walls in the old Senate Chamber. It is a “Teagle,” a bird with an eagle’s body and feet but a turkey’s neck and head. According to our guide, it was still uncertain which bird would be selected for the national symbol when the State House was built so a design combining the two was made. This story reminded me of how easy it is to take for granted the many little (and not so little) decisions that have been made over the years, decisions that shape our world.

Teagle at the Massachusetts State House

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One Response to “Turkey eagle”

  1. Shuja Hussain Says:

    Hi Sabina,
    I met your father briefly in Chicago in 1963, when he was with SOM, he advised me to continue working with Edward Ashton in Iowa city since I was no 4 in his out fit.
    Since than I have followed his life and work, my email is
    shujashah2030@gmail .com
    R


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