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

Train Tunnel

1929

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, American
Dimensions:
2 1/2 in. x 4 7/16 in. (6.35 cm x 11.27 cm)
Medium and Support: Woodcut on paper
Accession Number: 2005.0012.0010

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 the American society. The image implies the emergence of the powerful industrial complex from darkness of the market crash of 1929 into the brighter future of prosperity and production. The block was cut by a noted woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes from a drawing by Kent.

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