In 1919, Guillermo Tolentino was able to meet President Wilson
at the White House. It was a brief visit, lasting only about 5 minutes, but the President admired the sculpture and thanked the young artist. The statue is similar to Juan Luna's painting Espana y Filipinas, which features two young women personifying Spain and the Philippines, but Tolentino's statue is instead a young woman leading a small child, personifying the United States and the Philippines, with the inscription "PAX" on the pedestal. The statue currently sits on the fireplace mantel, opposite the artillery shell casing, in Wilson's bedroom here at the Woodrow Wilson House. Please share with us what you think in the comments below!