Drawing relating to the "Early American" series of designs
Designed by Walter Mitschke (American (born in Germany), 1886–1972)
Object Place: New York, New York, United States
Height x width: 27 9/16 x 28 15/16 in. (70 x 73.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Hand drawn: pencil on tracing paper.
Not On View
Rough designs of vignettes “Early American Transportation ” theme.
Palisades with Robert Fulton’s boat “Claremont.”
Canal boat on Erie Canal.
First railroad pulling into Albany (comparing with the stagecoach)
– Notation by Walter Mitschke on back of photograph depicting final design for “Early American Transportation.”
Center section of drawing is torn out.
Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)
Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale