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Sketch for "The Romance of Transportation"

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Title

Sketch for "The Romance of Transportation"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Ink on tracing paper
2.25" x 20"

The 44-foot long relief mural was originally located at the Fort Street Union Depot in Detroit, Michigan. All three reliefs have since been relocated to the B. & O. Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

When Fredericks first started designing this sculpture he thought of using many forms of transportation rather than just a large train. The imagery relates to the notion of the iron horse, the name given to early trains.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 2 Drawer 11 Folder 3

Date

c. 1951

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

VIII-02-11-03

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Ink drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.422

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Original Format

Ink drawing

Physical Dimensions

20" x 2.25"

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