Rock Quarry: study of workers in stone quarry [mural study for U.S. Post Office, Westerly, Rhode Island]

 
Rock Quarry: study of workers in stone quarry [mural study for U.S. Post Office, Westerly, Rhode Island]
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  • Title :     Rock Quarry: study of workers in stone quarry [mural study for U.S. Post Office, Westerly, Rhode Island]
  • Artist:     Leo A. Raiken Artist
  • Accession:     84.5.107.1
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1939
  • Dimensions:     Inches 12-1/8 22-7/8, Centimeters 30.8 58.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Collection Theme:     WPA and the New Deal
  • Subject:     Laborers/Workers , WPA/Federal Arts Project , Figurative , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.5.107.1.JPG
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Description:
Graphite, ink and tempera on paper original study for a mural depicting workers in a stone quarry performing various activities including mechanical drilling, power sanding, hand finishing and hoisting; included in background is a bank of air compressors.