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Street Workers
  • Joseph Friebert
    1908–2002
    born: Buffalo, New York, United States ; died: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
  • Street Workers, 1940
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 162 x 365 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 3/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 329 x 454 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 15/16 x 17 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of the Joseph and Betsy Ritz Friebert Family Partnership and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0124
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Two men in overalls have their backs towards the viewer. The man on the facing left seems to pulling a wheelbarrow behind him. Between the two men is some type of container that has smoke billowing out of it. The smoke rises to the top of the image. Near the facing right corner are three free-standing poles that appear to have flags on them. On the facing left side is an overturned wheelbarrow and a barrel. The upper portion of the sky is inked in black, while the middle portion remains white.