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John Henry Building a Railroad

1935 Fred Becker Born: Oakland, California 1913 Died: Amherst, Massachusetts 2004 wood engraving image: 6 1/8 x 4 in. (15.4 x 10.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from D.C. Public Library 1967.72.21 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture Exterior - industry - railroad yard

Ethnic - African-American

Figure male - full length

Literature - character - John Henry

Object - tool - hammer

Occupation - industry - railroad

New Deal - Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project - New York City

graphic arts - print

wood engraving

About Fred Becker

Born: Oakland, California 1913 Died: Amherst, Massachusetts 2004

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