Tunnel Heading, from the Subway Builder series

 
Tunnel Heading, from the Subway Builder series
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  • Title :     Tunnel Heading, from the Subway Builder series
  • Artist:     Charles Keller Artist
  • Accession:     TD1989.136.1
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1940
  • Dimensions:     Inches 24 29-7/8 3 Dimensions, framed Inches 19-1/4 25-1/4 Dimensions, support, Centimeters 61.0 75.9 7.6 Dimensions, framed Centimeters 48.9 64.1 Dimensions, support
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Subways/Elevateds , Industry , Laborers/Workers , Transportation
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1989.136.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Oil painting on canvas depicting the construction of the NYC 6th Avenue subway; image includes a tunnel braced with a curvilinear metal framework surrounding multiple male figures working on scaffolding; at center are two carts filled with construction materials stopped on makeshift tracks.