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Homecoming - Kaw Valley 1951
  • Thomas Hart Benton
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
  • Homecoming - Kaw Valley 1951, 1951
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 292 x 371 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/2 x 14 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 292 x 371 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Ria Wolf
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0243

A family stands outside the remains of their house. The house has lost at least one wall, with a bed frame visible as a silhouette. Another house rests on its side. Debris is scattered in the foreground. This piece is a representation of the aftermath of a flood which hit the Kaw Valley in 1951.