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Rockwell Kent
American, 1882–1971
J. J. Lankes (aka Julius John Lankes)
American, 1884–1960

Dynamos

1930

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, American
Dimensions:
2 9/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. (6.51 cm x 12.07 cm)
Medium and Support: Woodcut on paper
Accession Number: 2005.0012.0002

Credit Line: Gift of J. B. Lankes


Rockwell Kent produced the design for this woodcut, which was used in an advertising campaign for stock brokerage houses between 1929 and 1930. In that era, obviously the intention was to deflect attention from the economic disaster of the Great Depression by focusing on the strength and solidity of American industry. This image of large turbines suggest the power that American industry was capable of producing and would produce in the future. The block was cut by a noted woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes from the drawing by Kent.

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