Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam)

 
Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam)
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  • Title :     Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam)
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Unknown, Maker
  • Accession:     XX1990.1376.2
  • Country:     United States
  • Date:     circa 1936
  • Dimensions:     Inches 4-1/2 4-3/4 5, Centimeters 11.4 12.1 12.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Laborers/Workers , Metal/Metal Design , Great Depression
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.1376.1-21.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Molded metal bookend in the form of the Hoover Dam including an interior section which provides a perspective of the three sides of the Hoover Dam power plant and reservoir pool flanked by rock walls at either side; exterior sides depict a stylized male figure exerting his body to hold up a structure; the Hoover Dam borders Arizona and Nevada and was constructed by thousands of workers between 1931 and 1936.