Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Workers of the Soil
  • John E. Costigan
    1888–1972
    born: Providence, Rhode Island, United States ; died: Nyack, New York, United States
  • Workers of the Soil, 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 208 x 328 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 306 x 405 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/16 x 12 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/16 x 15 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Bud and Ruby Jennings, Prairie Print Makers Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0303
Description

Black and white image of a family of settlers. At center there is a woman wearing a head scarf and holding a baby in her arms. Young child kneels near the mother. Man stands and has both arms raised and is drinking from a container of liquid. Near the man is a horse wearing saddle with head lowered. At LL there is a small farm house with a cow. Background is flat open land.