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"The Hawking"

Painting by McPherson:
"The Hawking "

A talented artist, McPherson sketched and drew from childhood. Sardis Birchard, one of Northwest Ohio's wealthiest and most prominent pioneers, used his influence with Congressman Rudolphus to gain McPherson an appointment to the United States Military Academy. Justifiably proud of McPherson's achievements and class ranking upon graduation, Birchard asked for one of his drawings. McPherson was only too happy to paint this watercolor for Birchard.

Cythia McPherson continued to display some of her son's work in her home after his death. However, today The Hawking is the only known example of his artwork in existence.

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