Building the Tamiami Trail

 
Building the Tamiami Trail
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  • Title :     Building the Tamiami Trail
  • Artist:     George Snow Hill Artist
  • Accession:     1998.7.1
  • Country:     United States St. Petersburg Florida
  • Date:     1938
  • Dimensions:     Inches 27 54-3/4, Centimeters 68.6 139.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     African American , Laborers/Workers , Floridiana , Public Works , Travel , Transportation , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, Purchase, Acquisitions Fund through contributions from Sam Herzberg, Leonard Lauder, Juliet Possati, Marco Possati, Mary Vuglen, and the Wolfson Family Foundation/Louis Wolfson, III
  • URL:     1998.7.1_001_04112007-jpg634516891412316795.jpg
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Oil on Masonite painting depicting laborers building the Tamiami Trail; bare chested dark skined men wearing black and white striped pants (prison attire?) pulling supplies through a partially cleared swamp; men are flanked by machinery, supplies and other workers.