Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Theodore Wahl
    born: Dillon, Kansas, United States ; died: Milford, New Jersey, United States
  • Dugout, circa 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 292 x 407 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 241 x 332 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 13 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of the WPA Arts Project
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0389

A homestead that has been dug out of a hill. Hills and trees in the background.
The tall tower on the homestead allowed air into the dugout when it was covered in deep snow. It may also have provided a means in and out of the dugout when snowed in. (visitor comments)