Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Union Pacific, one of eight episodes in Role of the Immigrant in the Industrial Development of America, produced for immigrants' dining room, Ellis Island, New York City, organized by Federal Art Project, Works Prog

 
Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Union Pacific, one of eight episodes in Role of the Immigrant in the Industrial Development of America, produced for immigrants' dining room, Ellis Island, New York City, organized by Federal Art Project, Works Prog
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  • Title :     Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Union Pacific, one of eight episodes in Role of the Immigrant in the Industrial Development of America, produced for immigrants' dining room, Ellis Island, New York City, organized by Federal Art Project, Works Progress Administration (installed 1937)
  • Artist:     Edward Laning Artist WPA Federal Art Project Other relation
  • Accession:     86.5.16
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1935
  • Dimensions:     Inches 14-1/2 38-3/4 1-1/4 Dimensions, framed Inches 12-1/4 36-1/2 Dimensions, support, Centimeters 36.8 98.4 3.2 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 31.1 92.7 Dimensions, support
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     Railroads , Laborers/Workers , WPA/Federal Arts Project , Public Works , Immigrant , Figurative , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.5.16.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~WPA and the New Deal~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Oil painting on board depicting Chinese and other immigrants laying tracks for the Union Pacific Railroad; from the series "The Role of the Immigrant in the Industrial Development of America."