Sketch for "Modern Trains" from "The Romance of Transportation"

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Title

Sketch for "Modern Trains" from "The Romance of Transportation"

Subject

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

Description

Colored pencil, graphite and pastel on tracing paper
36" x 20.25"

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.
Ink on tracing paper
20" x 2.25"

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 4

Date

c. 1951

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-02-11-04

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Colored pencil, graphite and pastel drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.423

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Colored pencil, graphite and pastel drawing

Physical Dimensions

36" x 20.25"

Files

1998_001_VIII_423.jpg

Citation

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998, “Sketch for "Modern Trains" from "The Romance of Transportation",” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed July 14, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/7042.