Citation
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)

Material Information

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) [study]
Creator:
Edward Laning ( Artist )
WPA Federal Art Project ( Other Relation )
Place of Publication:
USA, New York, NY
Creation Date:
1935
Materials:
oil ( medium )
board ( medium )
Measurements:
14-1/2 in x 38-3/4 in x 1-1/4 in ( Dimensions, framed )
12-1/4 in x 36-1/2 in ( Dimensions, support )
36.8 cm x 98.4 cm x 3.2 cm ( Dimensions, framed )
31.1 cm x 92.7 cm ( Dimensions, support )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Railroads -- Laborers/Workers -- WPA/Federal Arts Project -- Public Works
Genre:
studies (visual works) ( aat )

Notes

Abstract:
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."
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
86.5.16 ( accession number )
Classification:
Fine Art