Earlier this week the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center reached a milestone with the digitization of their 1 millionth digital object, according to Library Communications.
The image, “Harvest Time,” is a painting by Lois Ireland that shows the picturesque nature of Wisconsin’s rolling hills, cobalt skies, regional agriculture and rustic barns. The scene reflects the people, land and products of rural Wisconsin and is likely familiar to anyone who has traveled Wisconsin’s roadways.
A Wisconsin-native, Ireland studied at the UW under it’s first Artist-in-Residence John Steuart Curry. Generations of UW Madison Law Students know Curry’s work by virtue of his famous mural, The Freeing of the Slaves, which dominates the Old Reading Room in the UW Law Library.