Scene design with McLevy's Window in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Maker and role
Artist: Jo Mielziner, American, 1901-1976
Year
1951

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Media/materials
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on board
Measurements
13 1/2 x 24in (34.3 x 61cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
TL1999.202
Department
Location
Further information
Betty Smith and director George Abbott drew upon ethnic stereotypes and idealizations of the immigrant experience. Johnny Noland is an Irishman who vows to make a fresh start, but succumbs to alcohol. His wife Katie promises that their baby, Francie, will get an education. Francie is the first member of the family to finish eighth grade, but her father does not live to see it.

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