Skip to Content

Freight Handlers

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS
Image of Freight Handlers

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

Freight Handlers

1929

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, American
Dimensions:
2 1/2 in. x 4 5/8 in. (6.35 cm x 11.75 cm)
Medium and Support: Woodcut on paper
Accession Number: 2005.0012.0004

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 business, as represented here by cargo shipping. The image implies the importance of international trade as part of the foundation of a free society. The block was cut by a noted woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes from a drawing by Kent.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Object is "Freight Handlers".