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Pioneers Tilling Soil and Building Log Cabin (mural study, Carthage, Illinois Post Office)

ca. 1938 Karl Kelpe Born: Germany 1898 Died: Elmwood Park, Illinois 1973 tempera on paperboard 15 1/2 x 34 in. (39.4 x 86.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the Internal Revenue Service through the General Services Administration 1962.8.84 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture - domestic - cottage

Architecture - vehicle - wagon

Figure group

History - United States - westward expansion

Occupation - farm - harvesting

Occupation - industry - construction

Occupation - other - pioneer

Study - mural study

New Deal - Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture - Illinois

painting

About Karl Kelpe

Born: Germany 1898 Died: Elmwood Park, Illinois 1973