Scene design for a Railroad Construction Camp, Act II, scene 1, in John Henry
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Artist: Albert Johnson, American, 1910-1967
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Gouache and ink on board
8 x 10in (20.3 x 25.4cm)
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Musical with book and lyrics by Roark Bradford and music by Jacques Wolfe. Produced at the 44th Street Theatre, New York, 1940.
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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