The White Rabbits
|Sculpture of Columbus by Mary Lawrence|
|Horticulture building at the Columbia Exposition|
Taft realized he had plenty of talented women among his students at the Chicago Art Institute.
|Lorado Taft and his students at work, 1899|
Burnham told Taft he could "hire anyone, even white rabbits, if they can get the work done." (Link to video)
The team of women promptly dubbed themselves "The White Rabbits," and successfully completed the work. They became some of the leading women sculptors in America, including Julia Bracken (1871–1942), Carol Brooks (1871–1944), Ellen Rankin Copp (1853-1901), Helen Farnsworth (1867–1916), Margaret Gerow, Mary Lawrence (1868–1945), Bessie Potter (1872–1954), Janet Scudder (1869–1940), Enid Yandell (1870–1934), and Zulime Taft.
White Rabbits on Wikipedia
Online article on the White Rabbits