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Myths: Did you know?
The Senate's Battle of Lake Erie is a copy made by William Henry Powell of Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, which the artist painted for the Ohio Statehouse in 1865.

Myths: Origins of the Myth?
The artist painted these men with similar expressions of wide-eyed terror to contrast them with Oliver Hazard Perry's calm demeanor. In fact, the painting was criticized at the time for lack of artistic merit, and the overly dramatic style.