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Sketches for pylons for Veterans Memorial Building

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Title

Sketches for pylons for Veterans Memorial Building

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Pylons--Michigan--Detroit—1940-1950.

Description

Ink on tracing paper
8.75" x 11.75"

The Victory Eagle on the facade of the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit is 30 feet high and projects 4½ feet from the wall in high relief. Seven free-standing pylons were originally placed in front of the building along the walkway leading to the entrance. Twenty feet high and carved with incised relief, they depict scenes from the military history of Detroit and the United States.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 3 Drawer 2 Folder 1

Date

c. 1950

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-03-02-01

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Ink drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.1421

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Ink drawing

Physical Dimensions

8.75" x 11.75"

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