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Frank C. Kirk
48 1/8 x 38 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frank Cohen Kirk

Kirk presents two exhausted miners as they make their way home at the end of the day. He shows them as heroic figures silhouetted against the sky, physically strong and temperamentally stoic, yet close enough that we can see the soot on their flushed, weathered faces.