Scene design for a Railroad Construction Camp, Act II, scene 1, in John Henry

Maker and role
Artist: Albert Johnson, American, 1910-1967
Year
ca. 1940

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Media/materials
Gouache and ink on board
Measurements
8 x 10in (20.3 x 25.4cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
TL1999.91.1
Department
Location
Theatre production information
Musical with book and lyrics by Roark Bradford and music by Jacques Wolfe. Produced at the 44th Street Theatre, New York, 1940.
Further information
The design for John Henry echoed the regionalist murals of the 1930s - an appropriate setting for the story of John Henry, "a steel drivin' man."

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