(On front of base, incised lettering:) L.M. WILES/ARTIST/1826 1905/DIRECTOR OF THE/ART SCHOOL/INGHAM UNIVERSITY (On rear of base:) erected by the Ingham Student Assn. 1922 unsigned
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A bust of Lemuel M. Wiles with a bushy mustache and sideburns. His head is turned slightly to the proper right. He is dressed in a jacket and a bow tie. The bust is mounted atop a tapered base.